Dallas 96, L.A. Clippers 92

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, February 13, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #68 Marat Kogut, #23 Jason Phillips, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 20436

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 19 28 29 16 92
Dallas 27 28 19 22 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 17-9 10-3 7-6 L1
Dallas 18-11 11-5 7-6 W4

Recap


Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the visiting Los Angeles Clippers 96-92 on Monday.
 
Shawn Marion added 16 points for Dallas, which has won four in a row. Los Angeles finished a 4-2 road trip.
 
Caron Butler scored 23 points to lead the Clippers, but missed a 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds left that would have given Los Angeles the lead. Blake Griffin added 20 points, but missed 7 of 9 free throws, including five in the final period.
 
Trailing 83-79, Dallas scored seven straight points to take an 86-83 lead. Nowitzki hit a 3-pointer and then made two of three free throws while Marion knocked down a jumper to spark the run.
 
Dallas led 90-84 with 1:37 to play before Griffin's three-point play and Kenyon Martin's dunk on a fast break made it a one-point game with a minute remaining. Nowitzki responded by hitting a jumper and two free throws to give Dallas a five-point lead.
 
Chris Paul hit a 3-pointer and made a steal on Dallas' next possession, but Butler missed a 3-pointer and Delonte West's two free throws with 2.9 seconds left finished the scoring.
 
Paul scored 16 points with nine assists, but committed five turnovers.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   Dallas
Caron Butler 23 Scoring Dirk Nowitzki 22
Chris Paul 9 Assists Jason Kidd 4
Reggie Evans 9 Rebounds Brendan Haywood 9
Caron Butler 4 Free Throws Made Dirk Nowitzki 11
Randy Foye 2 Steals Vince Carter 2
Kenyon Martin 4 Blocks Vince Carter 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 92 44.6 10-27 16-25 22 50 6 7 21
Dallas 96 44.3 6-18 20-28 21 36 1 11 11

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Denver. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .706 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Washington. The Clippers have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .875 after a loss.
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