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Home sweet home: Clippers beat Mavs 126-111 to win series

Jun. 06, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No chest-thumping, shouting or theatrics. With very little change of expression, Kawhi Leonard altered the Los Angeles Clippers' playoff fortunes. Leonard narrowly missed a triple-double, finishing with 28 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, to help...

Clippers beat Mavs 104-97, force Game 7 in another road win

Jun. 05, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers made it an NBA-record six straight victories for the road team in a playoff series. Now they have to figure out how to beat Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks at home in a Game 7 to avoid another bitter...

Stars carry Clippers at Mavs again, 106-81 rout evens series

May. 31, 2021 01:19 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A little cat-and-mouse game between the coaches over the size of the lineups didn’t amount to much, as entertaining as it was early for another boisterous crowd in Dallas. The big dogs of the Los Angeles Clippers were the difference on the road again,...

Clippers spoil Mavs' party, 118-108, to get back in series

May. 29, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Don't count out Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers just yet. Not even a raucous party atmosphere and big early Dallas lead in Luka Doncic's home playoff debut could keep the Clippers from getting back in a first-round series after a...

NBA's young superstars showing their time is now in playoffs

May. 24, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Trae Young didn’t look like a postseason rookie in silencing a rocking road crowd in New York. “The moment wasn’t too big for him,” Atlanta teammate Lou Williams said. Nor for Ja Morant or Devin Booker, who were just as...

Doncic has 31 points, Mavs beat Clippers 113-103 in Game 1

May. 23, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took three quarters before Luka Doncic finally went quiet. The damage was already done, although his teammates kept the pressure on in the fourth. Doncic scored 31 points and the Mavericks outshot the NBA’s leading team...

Mavericks beat Raptors to clinch top-6 spot, avoid play-in

May. 15, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks no longer have to worry about that NBA play-in tournament. They are guaranteed a top-six finish in the Western Conference. “That's great. ... When we were in the 12th or 13th spot, everybody had us out of the...

Mavs get key 125-107 win for postseason, eliminate Pelicans

May. 13, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Mavericks are a big step closer to avoiding the play-in tournament in the Western Conference. The young Dallas sensation scored 33 points, Kristaps Porzingis added 19 in his return from injury and the Mavericks kept one of the inside...

Doncic, Mavs hold on to beat Irving, Nets 113-109 for sweep

May. 07, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 24 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 23 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Brooklyn Nets 113-109 on Thursday night to finish a season sweep. Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 45 points for the Nets. They lost a season-high fourth straight...

Doncic, Mavericks win 125-124 thriller over surging Wizards

May. 02, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic ended his longest stretch without a triple-double since the Dallas sensation's rookie year in a back-and-forth thriller against Washington's Russell Westbrook, the NBA leader in that all-around category. Another career best was the bigger...