Clippers 129, Mavericks 127: J.J. Redick led all scorers with a career-high 33 points as host Los Angeles erased a 23-point deficit in the final 4:49 to stun Dallas.Matt Barnes added a season-best 25 points off the bench for the Clippers, who completed a 4-0 homestand and have won six of their last seven games overall. Redick's season-high seventh 3-pointer of the game pulled Los Angeles to within 127-126 with 34 seconds remaining and after a Dirk Nowitzki miss at the other end, Jamal Crawford pushed the Clippers in front for good with a pair of free throws with 11.2 seconds to play.Blake Griffin finished with 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds and Crawford registered 16 points for Los Angeles. Nowitzki totaled 27 points to lead the offense for the Mavericks, who had a three-game winning streak snapped, while Monta Ellis paired 13 points with a season-high 13 assists.The Mavericks used a 36-point third quarter, led by 10 apiece from Nowitzki and Sameul Dalembert, to trim the deficit to two entering the fourth quarter. Dallas pushed the lead all the way to 123-106 before Crawford's decisive free throws capped Los Angeles' 23-4 run and DeAndre Jordan intercepted a desperation inbounds pass from DeJuan Blair to seal the win.Dallas jumped out to a 30-28 lead after the opening quarter. By halftime, Los Angeles had roared ahead, taking a 72-62 lead into the locker room and hitting the 70-point mark in the first half for the second consecutive game and the third time this season.GAME NOTEBOOK: Los Angeles has won five of its last six games against Dallas and two in a row this season. ... Griffin and Nowitzki were each assessed technical fouls after a second-quarter exchange, Dallas G Vince Carter was hit with a technical after a separate run-in with Griffin late in the fourth and Dalembert was assessed a flagrant 1 seconds later, after throwing Griffin to the ground while battling for a rebound... Jordan, who recorded a career-high 25 points and grabbed 18 rebounds against Dallas Jan. 3, finished with seven points and 13 boards.
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