Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/10/13
LOS ANGELES -- Reserve Matt Barnes scored 19 points to help lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 99-93 win over the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night at Staples Center. The Clippers have won three straight games after a two-game losing slide that followed their team-best 17-game winning streak, and Wednesday they did it with the same blueprint that delivered them such early-season success. Barnes hit five 3-pointers to boost the Los Angeles effort, which lagged a bit as the starters struggled. The Clippers' starting five had just 56 points -- including 19 for Chris Paul and 15 for Blake Griffin -- but the Barnes-led bench outscored Dallas' reserves, 43-19. Los Angeles' starting unit may not have lit up the scoreboard themselves but it contributed in other ways. Paul had 16 assists with just three turnovers and added five rebounds. Griffin chipped in 13 rebounds and three steals and Caron Butler had two crucial offensive rebounds in the game's final minute to go along ...
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