Mavericks at Clippers
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Staples Center, Los Angeles
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
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Records: Mavs 26-11; Clippers 24-12
About the Mavs: The road is where the Mavs quench their thirst. And they’re probably very thirsty after stumbling and falling Wednesday by getting embarrassed on their own home court and losing to the Detroit Pistons 108-95. ,=... The Mavs actually have a better road record (13-5) than home record (13-6). ... This is the first meeting of the season between the Mavs and Clippers. The Mavs are 86-52 all-time against the Clippers, including 37-32 on the road. But they are just 2-6 in their last eight regular-season meeetings.
About the Clippers: The Clippers are ranked second with 16 victories at home, just one victory less than the Portland Trail Blazers. ... The originators of Lob City, the Clippers have basically perfected a lot of lob dunks going from Chris Paul to Blake Griffin or DeAndre Jordan. Jordan leads the NBA in rebounds (13.6) and dunks (106), and is third in blocks (2.4). Griffin averages 22.6 ppg and 7.8 rpg. Paul is averaging 17.8 ppg and is fourth in the league in assists (9.5 apg) and fourth in steals (2.0 spg). ... The Clippers have won four of their past five games. — Dwain Price