L.A. Clippers 112, Dallas 90

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #50 Olandis Poole, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 18 24 26 22 90
L.A. Clippers 29 31 23 29 112

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 8-10 6-3 2-7 L1
L.A. Clippers 12-6 8-3 4-3 W4

Recap


Clippers 112, Mavericks 90: Jamal Crawford scored a game-high 20 points and Blake Griffin added 19 and 13 rebounds as host Los Angeles got off to a fast start and never looked back en route to its fourth straight victory.

Caron Butler contributed 16 points and Chris Paul chipped in 14 and 13 assists for the Clippers, who began a three-game homestand with their seventh win in their last eight at the Staples Center.

Vince Carter scored 16 points, Derek Fisher recorded 15 and Shawn Marion and Chris Kaman added 14 apiece for Dallas, which has lost six of its last seven road contests.

Los Angeles scored the first seven points of the game and never relinquished the lead, increasing it to 11 after one quarter and 18 at halftime. Dallas got within 29-27 less than three minutes into the second period, but Crawford's third 3-pointer of the stanza with 51.3 seconds remaining gave the Clippers a 20-point cushion.

A layup by Matt Barnes with 3:23 left in the fourth quarter gave Los Angeles its biggest lead at 106-82. The Mavericks got the deficit down to 20, but a layup and an alley-oop dunk by Eric Bledsoe in the final stages restored the 24-point advantage.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Carter scored 12 of the Mavericks' 24 points in the second quarter. ... Los Angeles had four players in double figures at halftime. ... Fisher scored 11 of his 15 points in the third quarter.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   L.A. Clippers
Vince Carter 16 Scoring Jamal Crawford 20
O.J. Mayo 7 Assists Chris Paul 13
Elton Brand 9 Rebounds Blake Griffin 13
Darren Collison 4 Free Throws Made Caron Butler 4
O.J. Mayo 3 Steals Chris Paul 5
Bernard James 2 Blocks Ronny Turiaf 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 90 40.5 5-19 17-19 20 41 6 8 22
L.A. Clippers 112 50.0 6-20 16-21 30 49 6 18 18

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Clippers have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .556 after a loss.