Clippers embarrassed by Mavericks in historically bad first half

Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports | By Larry Brown | Last updated 12/27/20

The Los Angeles Clippers were absolutely embarrassed in the first half of their game against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

The Clippers trailed Dallas by 50 points — 77-27 at the half. That is a record margin for a lead at halftime of a game.

So how did the game get so out of hand? It was a combination of the Mavs being hot, but mostly about the Clippers being so cold.

Dallas went 29-of-50 (58 percent) from the field and made 9 of 20 threes (45 percent), plus all 10 of their free throws. On the other side, the Clippers went 9-of-37 (24.3 percent) from the field but were a terrible 1-of-19 (5.3 percent) on threes. They also had seven turnovers compared to two for the Mavericks.

The Mavs gloated a little on Twitter about things.

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