Dallas 107, L.A. Clippers 96

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 8, 2011 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #23 Jason Phillips, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 20382

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 35 19 21 21 96
Dallas 19 28 30 30 107

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 31-49 22-18 9-31 L2
Dallas 54-25 27-12 27-13 W1

Recap


Dirk Nowitzki had 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the host Dallas Mavericks recovered from an early deficit for a much-needed 107-96 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
 
Corey Brewer added 20 points, four assists and four steals and Shawn Marion added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Dallas (54-25), which had lost four straight and nine of 17.
 
J.J. Barea added 15 points off the bench as Dallas won its 10th straight against the Clippers to remain one game ahead of Oklahoma City for third in the West.
 
Mo Williams had 29 points and Blake Griffin 23, nine rebounds and six assists for the Clippers (31-49).
 
Williams and Griffin scored 11 each as the Clippers jumped out to a 35-19 lead after 12 minutes. The Mavericks got within seven at the half and Nowitzki scored six during a 14-0 run that gave Dallas a 63-56 lead with 5:54 left in the third.
 
Dallas pushed the margin to 12, but the Clippers closed within two at 77-75 entering the fourth when Williams led a 13-3 run with nine points, including six in the final 30 seconds.
 
Dallas sharpshooter Peja Stojakovic got hot in the fourth with a pair of 3-ponters and two jumpers and helped with a 9-0 run, which Nowitzki capped with a 3-pointer that gave the Mavs a 98-88 lead with 3:24 to play.

Center Tyson Chandler, who missed the last two games with a back injury, returned for the Mavericks, but point guard Jason Kidd sat for a second consecutive game to rest for the postseason.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   Dallas
Mo Williams 29 Scoring Corey Brewer 20
Eric Gordon 6 Assists Dirk Nowitzki 7
DeAndre Jordan 10 Rebounds Shawn Marion 10
Craig Smith 5 Free Throws Made Jose Barea 6
Eric Gordon 4 Steals Corey Brewer 4
DeAndre Jordan 4 Blocks Tyson Chandler 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 96 50.0 6-18 14-20 22 36 6 12 22
Dallas 107 50.6 4-15 17-28 25 42 4 13 18

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .755 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Houston . The Clippers have a W/L % of .419 after a win and .367 after a loss.
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