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Sport Clippers ease past Mavs 114-99 in matchup of 5-win streaks

06:45  27 november  2019
06:45  27 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Tonight, The Clippers put a stop to the Mavericks winning streak and earned another victory, 114 - 99 . Clippers have now won six games straight. Before tonight, both the Clippers and Mavericks were on a five -game winning stretch. The Clippers were beating teams by an average of 16.4 points per

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DALLAS (AP) — Paul George scored 17 of his 26 points in the first quarter, Kawhi Leonard finished with 28 and the Los Angeles Clippers took control early in a meeting of teams with matching five-game winning streaks, beating the Dallas Mavericks 114-99 on Tuesday night.

If Paul George continues to hit clutch shots, the Clippers will be unstoppable

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The short-handed Dallas Mavericks denied the Los Angeles Clippers a fifth straight NBA victory Sunday, dropping the Clippers from first place in the Western Conference with a 114 -110 win . Harrison Barnes scored 30 points to lead the Mavericks , who were without star rookie Luka Doncic.

The short-handed Dallas Mavericks denied the Los Angeles Clippers a fifth straight NBA victory Sunday, dropping the Clippers from first place in the Western Conference with a 114 -110 win . Barnes drove for a basket and missed but Mavs forward Dorian Finney-Smith tipped in the rebound to

The Clippers used several defenders to end Luka Doncic’s franchise-record streak of four games with at least 30 points and 10 assists. George had a career-high six steals as Los Angeles held the Mavericks under 100 points for the first time this season.

BOX SCORE: CLIPPERS 114, MAVERICKS 99

The Clippers limited the 20-year-old phenom to 4-of-13 shooting, including 0 for 7 from 3-point range. The Slovenian star made 14 of 16 free throws and finished with 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Patrick Beverley got in foul trouble as one of the defenders assigned to Doncic, but getting his fourth early in the second half just brought back Lou Williams sooner. The high-scoring reserve finished with 21 points, going 4 of 7 on 3-pointers.

Harrell ties career high with 34 as Clippers rout Pelicans

  Harrell ties career high with 34 as Clippers rout Pelicans LOS ANGELES (AP) — Montrezl Harrell tied a career-high with 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 134-109 Sunday night for their fifth straight win. This is the fourth time this season Harrell has led the Clippers in scoring. The fourth-year forward also scored 34 in a win over Milwaukee on Nov. 6. Lou Williams added 19 points and Paul George had 18. The Clippers had 16 3-pointers with George making six.Brandon Ingram, one of three Lakers players involved in the Anthony Davis trade, led New Orleans with 24 points and eight rebounds in his first game back at Staples Center.

The Clippers had taken the lead for just the second time in the contest on Lou Williams' three-pointer with Barnes drove for a basket and missed but Mavs forward Dorian Finney-Smith tipped in the "He got switched and blocked the shot, got the rebound and made two free throws – winning plays."

Los Angeles Clippers ' DeAndre Jordan (6) walks up court behind Dallas Mavericks ' Seth Curry (30) after scoring a Paul scored 18 points, DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and eight rebounds and the Clippers cruised past the Mavericks 124-104 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the teams with

The Mavericks had taken the Southwest Division lead with a win at Houston for their fifth straight victory, but the expected title contenders from LA offered a dose of reality for a team looking to end a three-season run without reaching the playoffs.

Dallas was trailing by three when Doncic joined the rest of the starters on the bench in the final minute of the first quarter. By the time those five came back together in the second quarter, the Los Angeles lead was 48-32.

The LA bench scored 16 of the 20 points during the run, with Leonard getting the other four. The NBA’s highest-scoring bench finished with 44 points. Dallas, fourth on that list, scored 37 bench points, most with the outcome no longer in doubt.

Kristaps Porzingis drained a 28-footer 22 seconds into the game, then missed five straight shots before making one from the Mavericks logo at center court, measured at 35 feet, for the final bucket of the first half. Still, LA led 62-46.

Leonard hits winner to lift Clippers over Rockets

  Leonard hits winner to lift Clippers over Rockets Leonard hits winner to lift Clippers over Rockets

The Mavs ' winning streak has been as much about the defensive effort as anything else, and it is basically impossible to get your defense set and give that effort when the Clippers are constantly in the fast break. There's a reason the Clippers are the first team in weeks to get within a bucket of 100

Despite setbacks this season, the Clippers remain competitive in the Western Conference playoff race because of their young and talented core. Doc Rivers addresses the media ahead of the matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA.

The 7-foot-3 Latvian finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds as the first meeting of Dallas’ young European pairing against the LA duo tilted heavily in favor of George and Leonard. The LA stars combined to go 19 of 42 from the field, and 5 of 13 from 3.

TIP-INS

Clippers: Montrezl Harrell scored 12 points two nights after tying his career high with 34 against New Orleans to help finish a sweep of a five-game homestand. ... Leonard had a team high-tying eight rebounds, and Williams had six rebounds and six assists.

Mavericks: Doncic had a third straight game without a triple-double, the longest run without one this season for the NBA’s leader in triple-doubles (seven). ... Dallas shot a season-low 38 percent. ... Seth Curry scored 13 off the bench, and J.J. Barea had 12.

UP NEXT

Clippers: At Memphis to finish their fourth back-to-back of the season. It’s the second road game in a stretch with seven of nine away from home.

Mavericks: At Phoenix on Friday to start their second three-game road trip of the season.

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