Behind 33 points from J.J. Redick, the Los Angeles Clippers pulled off one of the more improbable wins of the season when they defeated the Dallas Mavericks 129-127 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California Wednesday night.
The Mavericks entered the fourth quarter trailing by two, but took the lead on a Monta Ellis three on their first possession and built on it, pushing it to 17 with just 4:48 to play.
Down 127-118 with , Matt Barnes hit a three-pointer with 1:40 left. After a stop, Jamal Crawford drew a foul while attempting a three-pointer (as he often does) and hit two shots, making it a four-point game. Ellis missed a jumper and Redick nailed a three-pointer making it a one-point game with 34 seconds left. After a miss from Dirk Nowitzki, Crawford drew a foul and made two free throws. Jose Calderon missed a three and DeAndre Jordan made one of two free throws. DeJaun Blair threw a last ditch pass away and the Clippers came away with a win.
Barnes had 25 points and seven rebounds off of the bench, Blake Griffin scored 23 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed seven rebounds while Darren Collison added 13 points and 10 assists.
Nowitzki led the Magic with 27 points and eight rebounds, Samuel Dalembert added 20 points and seven rebounds and Monta Ellis had 13 points and 13 assists.
The Clippers are 27-13 while the Mavericks are 23-17.