Chris Paul scored 31 points and recorded 9 assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a close victory over the Dallas Mavericks, 109-103. This is the eighth win for Los Angeles (51-22) in its last 10 games.
Paul finished 9-18 (4-8 from three-point range) in an efficient offensive performance. Los Angeles also got solid performances from Blake Griffin with 18 points and 13 rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan with 16 points and 15 rebounds. On 9-13 shooting, including 4-5 from behind the arc, Vince Carter put up 23 points off the bench for Dallas in the loss. Monta Ellis contributed 12 points and 7 assists.
In a matchup of first-rate offenses, the unit of Los Angeles (ranked second in the NBA in offensive efficiency) came out on top, scoring 1.10 points per possession.
Dallas (43-30) has now dropped three straight games versus Los Angeles.
Coming up next, the Clippers battle the Houston Rockets, who are 49-22 on the year. The Mavericks meet the Sacramento Kings, currently 25-46 this season. The Clippers came away with a win in three straight games against Houston. The Mavericks have a 1-1 record against Sacramento this season.