NBA: Clippers pull away late to down Mavericks


Posted at Aug 07 2020 09:14 AM | Updated as of Aug 07 2020 09:52 AM

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Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and Ivica Zubac added 21 points and 15 rebounds on perfect shooting from the field, as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 126-111 Thursday (US time).

The Clippers were ahead for most of the second half but couldn’t shake off Dallas, until they scored 9 unanswered points to break a tie, go up 110-101 with more than 4 minutes left in the game, and coast to victory.

Paul George added 24 points for Los Angeles, which shot 14 of 31 from long distance (45.2%) and posted a plus-22 in points in the paint.

Kristaps Porzingis finished with 30 points and Luka Doncic chipped in 29 for playoff-bound Dallas, which fell to 1-3 in the league restart.

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