In their second game of back-to-back contests, the Clippers opened strong then fatigued quickly against the Detroit Pistons, finishing the first half trailing by three points, 41-38.
The team's shooting told the story.
In the first quarter, the Clippers outshot the Pistons, 68.8% to 34.8%.
In the second quarter, the Clippers shot 26.3%.
The Clippers saw their 10-point lead in the first quarter disappear when Ben Gordon made a jumper to give the Pistons a 32-30 advantage with just over six minutes remaining in the half.
It's been a tough and tiring stretch for the Clippers. This is their second set of back-to-back games this week and their fifth game in seven days.