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NBA Game Summary - LA Clippers at Dallas

(Friday, December 22nd)

Final Score: Dallas 115, LA Clippers 83

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Josh Howard had 25 points and Devean George tallied 21 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers, 115-83, at American Airlines Center.

Dirk Nowitzki, who left Dallas' game on Wednesday with an ankle injury, had 20 points and 12 boards for the Mavs, who have won six in a row. Jason Terry had 15 points and seven assists for Dallas, which opened a four-game homestand with its fourth straight triumph at home.

Corey Maggette had 19 points and Elton Brand tallied 18 for the Clippers, who have dropped six in a row.

Dallas put this game away in the second quarter. Holding a 26-22 lead after one frame, the Mavs scored the first seven points of the second to start a 15-6 run that gave Dallas a 41-28 cushion. George's three-pointer 4 1/2 minutes into the stanza capped the run.

The Clippers only drew within single digits once the rest of the way, 43-34, following two free throws by Shaun Livingston more than midway through the quarter. Dallas quickly responded and went into the break with an 18-point lead, 63-45.

Dallas continued to cruise in the third, making it a 20-point game for the first time on a Nowitzki three early in the third, 73-53. The cushion later ballooned to over 30 points, 86-55, on a Howard bucket near the four-minute mark of the frame.

The Mavs went into the fourth with a 97-59 lead and coasted to the final buzzer.

Game Notes

These two teams have split a pair of meetings this season...The Mavs have won four of six in this series...The Mavs improved to 11-3 at home...LA fell to 1-9 on the road...George hit 5-of-6 three-pointers.

12/22 23:39:12 ET

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