Meanwhile the Clips came out flying to a 35-27 1st frame lead. That lead was dwindled to one at 54-53 as the Mavs got on the horse behind Dirk Nowitzki, Wes Matthews and Dallas' #1 Donut/Coffee Runner from Wahoos Nation in Justin Anderson.
In the 3rd it was all Mavs as they built a 14-point lead at 84-70 behind a Nowiztki money ball and his 24th point only to see that lead fall to 84-78 at the end of three as the Clips closes the frame on a 8-0 run behind a Paul Pierce bucket and Wes Johnson and a J-Smoove dba Josh Smith money balls!
That 4th frame was all Mavs late as it was too much Dirk and the supporting cast as @Swish41 went 1st for ballot Springfield, Mass with 31 points and eleven boards. He was also 5 for 6 from Cedar Hill, TX and that would be a Dallas, TX south suburb. The Mavs with the game 100-97 Clips right under the 5 minute mark would close the game on a 21-8 run. Matthews would add 25 points as he was 3 for 4 from Arlington, TX.
The Clips had six players in double figures with the Blake Show leading with 21 points and nine boards. DeAndre added 9 points and eleven boards as he went just 3 for 9 from the stripe. Austin Rivers would lead "A Tribe called Clippers Bench" with 16 points as LAC falls to 5-3 with Big D moving to the .500 mark...
Note: Dirk at 28,239 points trails Shaq (28,596) by just 57 points on the NBA All-Time Scoring List for #6 All-Time...the late great Wilt Chamberlain the "Big Dipper" dba Wilt 20K is #5 with 31,419...ouch!