NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 112, Dallas 90

Dec. 6, 2012 at 1:37 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Jamal Crawford paced a balanced attack with 20 points off the bench Wednesday to help carry the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-90 triumph over Dallas.

The Clippers won their fourth in a row and handed the Mavericks their seventh defeat in nine road games this season.

Dallas overcame a sluggish start to climb back within four points near the midway point of the second period. A late Los Angeles rush in the quarter, however, opened an 18-point halftime lead and the Mavericks came no closer than 12 the rest of the way.

Blake Griffin had 19 points for the Clippers, Caron Butler added 18 and Chris Paul scored 14. There were six Clippers in double figures and Los Angeles hit 50 percent of its attempts from the field.

Vince Carter scored 16 points for Dallas and recently acquired Derek Fisher added 15.

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