Nowitzki and Mavs edge Clippers
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points with 11 rebounds to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 113-107 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.
With the win, the Mavericks moved into seventh place in the Western Conference, a half-game up on both Memphis and Phoenix with six games remaining.
Jose Calderon netted 19 points, Vince Carter tallied 16 off the bench and Monta Ellis and Samuel Dalembert each added 12 points in the win. Ellis also dished out nine assists.
Blake Griffin recorded his fourth career triple-double with 25 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Darren Collison contributed 22 points and DeAndre Jordan deposited a 21-point, 15-rebound double-double for the Clippers, while Chris Paul notched 17 points and nine assists.
LA clinched the Pacific division with a 112-108 win over Phoenix on Wednesday.
04/04 01:33:16 ET