Dallas gets the better of the Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers have been a mess since losing Blake Griffin and the Dallas Mavericks took advantage, winning 108-82 victory on Saturday evening.
Leading the way for the Mavericks was J.J. Barea, as the 33-year old veteran point guard from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico scored a season high 21 points while dishing out 10 assists and pulling down four rebounds to record a double-double for the contest.
Dallas still has the worst record in the Western Conference at 6-17, but the Mavericks have been playing better recently winning four of their past ten contests.
A major key for the hosts on Saturday was the deep shot, as the Mavericks scored 16 three-pointers from beyond the arc for the game.
Los Angeles, 41.00 to win the Pacific Division, has becomes the DeAndre Jordan trade bait show, as the 29-year old center from Houston, Texas scored 14 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for a double-double for the game.
Without Griffin and Milos Teodosic the Clippers are probably looking towards shutting down this season and looking towards a loaded 2018 NBA draft.
Dallas never trailed in the contest on Saturday, with the Mavericks scoring the first eight points of the game. The hosts' bench was also major boost for Dallas, as Barea led the Mavericks bench to a 59-28 advantage over Los Angeles.
The Clippers will now stay on the road and head up north to Minnesota to square off against the Timberwolves on Sunday. Dallas will welcome the Denver Nuggets to the American Airlines Center on Monday.
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