January 1,2020 at 8:30 PM
1/21/2020 8:30 PM
Clippers and Mavericks Face Off in Conference Battle
The Los Angeles Clippers take on the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on Tuesday night. The Clippers (30-13) come into Tuesday's game in fine form, as they've prevailed in five of their previous six games. Their most recent success came at the expense of the New Orleans Pelicans, which they edged by a 133-130 score Saturday afternoon. Kawhi Leonard led the way for the Clippers with 39 points, adding six rebounds, six assists, five steals and one block. Lou Williams contributed 32 points, five assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block. Montrezl Harrell compiled 24 points, while Landry Shamet furnished 11 points, four rebounds and one assist. The Clippers will continue without Paul George (hamstring) for Tuesday's game. Maurice Harkless (back) will be listed as probable. The Mavericks (27-15) check into Tuesday's contest in the midst of a strong stretch of play in their own right, as they've prevailed in four consecutive games. Their most recent triumph came against the Portland Trail Blazers, which they bested by a 120-112 score Friday night. Luka Doncic led the way with 35 points, complementing them with eight rebounds, seven assists and one steal. Tim Hardaway, Jr. delivered 29 points, four rebounds and one steal. Seth Curry tallied 16 points, four boards, three assists and one steal. Jalen Brunson went for 13 points, while Maxi Kleber supplied 10 points, five rebounds, one assist and three blocks. The Mavericks will list Kristaps Porzingis (knee) as questionable for Tuesday's game. Ryan Broekhoff (lower leg) will remain out. Tuesday's game marks the second of three meetings between the teams this season. The Clippers hold a 1-0 series lead, having notched a 114-99 win Nov. 26.