The LA Clippers coasted to a 119-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night behind Blake Griffin’s 20-point, 7-assist, 6-rebound performance. Austin Rivers added 19 points and 3 assists.
The Clippers didn’t start the game all that well, falling behind early in the first quarter before a nice run from the second unit that completely switched the momentum. A lineup of Montrezl Harrell, Lou Williams, Sindarius Thornwell, Wesley Johnson and Danilo Gallinari righted the ship that took control by halftime.
They made 53.2 percent of their shots from the field, including an impressive 46.4 percent of their three-pointers, connecting on 13 of 28 from beyond the arc.
Gallinari finished with 14 points, six rebounds and four assists.
“Our guards were going downhill and it put a lot of pressure [on the Mavericks],” Rivers said after the game. “I thought it was good for ‘Gallo,’ too, because he was featured more and he got the ball a lot, made plays with the ball.”
Thornwell continued to improve on a game-by-game basis, making a big impact on the defensive end in the second quarter, before moving to the point guard slot in the second half to help run the offense. The three points he finished doesn’t come close to showing his impact.
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