Chris Paul had 19 points and 16 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers held on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-93 on Wednesday night, extending their franchise-record home winning streak to 13 games.
Rick Carlisle’s night began on a jovial note as he compared himself to ‘Colonel Sanders.’ But that game of Chicken became something else altogether on Monday when the coach accused the Jazz of ‘thugging it up’ in the Mavs’ 100-94 loss at Utah.
The second thing that needs to be said as Dallas snaps its six-game losing streak is: Don’t you dare dismiss this as “Aw, it’s just the Wizards” … because in Washington, all things considered, they probably approached this game by saying, “Aw, it’s just the Mavs.”
Dallas is in the process of slipping a couple of classes, down to the point where a game against the contending San Antonio Spurs seems to come with it a foregone conclusion.
Kevin Durant scored 40 points while Russell Westbrook added eight of his 16 points in overtime to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Dallas 111-105 on Thursday night for their 11th straight win at home.
O.J. Mayo scored 23 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 35 seconds to go, and the Mavericks held on to beat the Suns 97-94 on Thursday night, the fifth loss in a row for Phoenix.
In Derek Fisher’s first day as a Mav, he: a) wasn’t allowed to wear jersey No. 2, b) was given a bloody nose courtesy of an accident from a new teammate, and c) was all-but-handed the eventually starting point guard job in Dallas.
Veteran point guard Derek Fisher signed a contract with the Mavericks after passing a physical on Thursday. Fisher was a free agent after playing last with the Lakers and Thunder.
The Dallas Mavericks have quietly been shopping for a ‘bus driver’ at point guard since the departure of Delonte West. The team is in the process of signing five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher, age 38.
The Dallas Mavericks will sign veteran point guard Derek Fisher on Thursday, coach Rick Carlisle announced after a 101-78 loss to Chicago.
Nikola Pekovic scored 20 points before leaving with an injury, and the short-handed Timberwolves, dressing only 10 players, beat the Mavericks 90-82 Monday night.
Mo Williams, Marvin Williams and Randy Foye combined for 55 points in a 113-94 victory Wednesday night over the Mavericks, with the M&M duo scoring 21 points apiece.