It's a battle between Kevin Love and Blake Griffin through 24 minutes, and Love has the slight edge on the younger Griffin, helping the Timberwolves to an even slighter one-point first half lead.
Love scored 18 points on 5-for-12 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds in the first half while Blake Griffin scored 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting and nine rebounds.
Rookie Derrick Williams, who has been mentioned in trade rumors that have him going to the other team in Los Angeles, has 15 points off the bench.
Both teams shot poorly in the first half, only hitting about 40-percent of their shots. The Clippers were a woeful 1-for-11 from beyond the arc.