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    Thursday, April 3rd (All times Eastern)

    Dallas Mavericks (44-31) at Los Angeles Clippers (54-22), 10:30 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Clippers clinched the Pacific Division last time out, but now they can improve their standing in the Western Conference starting Thursday night when they host the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center.

    The Clips won their second straight Pacific title on Wednesday night with a comeback victory on the road over the Phoenix Suns. LA prevailed, 112-108, but wasn't in a celebratory mood.

    "It's nice. But it doesn't really say much. We won the division title last year and lost in the first round," All-Star guard Chris Paul said.

    The Clippers are just 1 1/2 behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the second seed in the Western Conference. They are 5 1/2 outside the San Antonio Spurs for the best record, but that's going to be tough sledding with just six games to go.

    Paul scored 20 points, handed out nine assists and knocked down a go-ahead 3- pointer down the stretch as the Clippers erased a 17-point deficit in the third quarter.

    Blake Griffin, who missed LA's last game with a back injury, and Darren Collison both netted 23 points and Matt Barnes chipped in with 19 for LA, which doubled up Phoenix, 34-17, in the fourth. Jared Dudley scored 12 off the bench and DeAndre Jordan only managed four points, but pulled down 11 rebounds.

    The Clippers begin a five-game homestand against the Mavs, Lakers, Thunder, Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets. LA finishes the season in Portland against the Blazers. Doc Rivers' group has won eight straight as the host.

    The Mavs are in a fight to make the postseason. They are tied with the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies for the seventh seed and Dallas doesn't have the easiest schedule in the league. On Thursday, the Mavericks begin a four-game western swing with matchups versus the Clips, Lakers, Kings and Jazz.

    They close the season in Memphis in what could be a winner goes to the postseason scenario.

    Dallas has alternated wins and losses over its last eight games and the last time out was a setback. The Mavs completed a franchise-record eight-game homestand with a 122-120 overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.

    Stephen Curry's stepback jumper with 0.1 seconds left in overtime lifted the Warriors to victory.

    Jose Calderon nailed a 3-pointer to give the Mavs a 120-118 cushion with 42.9 seconds left in the extra session and Jermaine O'Neal answered at the other end with a slam to tie it up.

    O'Neal then came up with a block on the defensive side of the floor when Monta Ellis drove the lane with 13.9 seconds left. The league announced on Wednesday that the block should've been called goaltending.

    Curry brought the ball up the floor on the ensuing possession, shook Calderon and buried his third career game-winning jumper.

    "It is not the first time he has made that," Calderon said of Curry. "He has been hitting those shots, he's a great player."

    Dirk Nowitzki deposited a game-high 33 points with 11 rebounds and Ellis netted 27 points in the setback. Brandan Wright chipped in 14, followed by 12 from Vince Carter and 10 out of Devin Harris.

    The Clippers have swept all three meetings this season against the Mavs and have won seven of the last nine matchups. Dallas has lost four straight on the road in this series.

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      Great 38: Win tickets to Daytona 500

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      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

      Updated:

      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

      Legoland Florida hotel to open in spring; built for kids

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      Updated:

      Legoland Florida Hotel will welcome its first guests a month earlier than previously expected.During an announcement Thursday, Legoland executives announced May 15 as the revised opening date.  More>>

      3 rhinos escape from safari zoo, return safely Video included

      Updated:

      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

      Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
      Updated:

      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
      More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

      Updated:

      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

      109th Tarpon Springs Epiphany: Schedule of Events, Road Closures

      TARPON SPRINGS EPIPHANY CELEBRATION 2011 photo by Sue Thomas TARPON SPRINGS EPIPHANY CELEBRATION 2011 photo by Sue Thomas
      Updated:

      The 109th Epiphany celebration begins Monday, January 5 with the Arrival of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the blessing of the fleet and continues on Tuesday, January 6 with Epiphany Services, Procession, Cross Dive and Glendi Celebration.  More>>

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