Clippers thrash Mavericks 120-100 for 6th win in 8 games

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By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 22 points, Chris Paul had 17 points and 13 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 120-100 on Saturday for their sixth win in eight games and second in a row.

Jamal Crawford added 19 points, Matt Barnes had 18 points, J.J. Redick 16, and DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 15 rebounds in the Clippers' eighth win in their last 11 games against the Mavericks.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points and Monta Ellis had 15 of his 23 in the first half for Dallas, which had its three-game road winning streak snapped. Rajon Rondo was held to two points and eight assists in 27 minutes after going scoreless in the first half.

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was ejected midway through the third after picking up his second technical for arguing a foul on Tyson Chandler.

The game was officiated by two referees after 63-year-old Joe Crawford left in the second quarter with a right knee injury.

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