Los Angeles-The Dallas Mavericks’ halftime lead with the Los Angeles Clippers soared to 50 points on Sunday, setting a record for the largest halftime lead in NBA history.
The Clippers had no injuries, Kawhi Leonard and Marcus Morris (knee), who played poorly in the first half and trailed 77-27 in the home opener. . According to data from the Elias Sports Bureau, the Mavericks’ 50 points at halftime are ahead of the highest halftime lead in history-in November 1991, the Golden State Warriors scored 47 points against the Sacramento Kings.
The Mavericks shot 58% from the field and buried 9 three-pointers in the half. According to ESPN statistics and information research, the Clippers made a total of 9 field goal attempts, but missed 1
Paul George scored 13 of the Clippers’ 27 points. It wasn’t until George hit a jumper with 5:01 left in the second quarter that the Clippers scored 20 points for the game.
The futility of the first half came after the Clippers opened their season in an impressive manner, beating the Los Angeles Lakers on the opening night and then beating the Nuggets in Denver.