Mavs beat Clippers to improve NBA-best mark

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points and the Dallas Mavericks rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-100 Wednesday, improving the NBA's best road record to 27-10 with their fifth straight win.

Nowitzki missed the first of two free throws midway through the period, snapping his streak of 74 in a row - longest in the league this season - that dated to the fourth quarter against Indiana on March 4.

He got ample chance to make up for it, when Mo Williams was hit with consecutive technicals and ejected with 6:02 remaining and Nowitzki made both. Williams scored 19 points, making all nine of his free throws.

Blake Griffin had 25 points and 17 rebounds for his 57th double-double of the season for Los Angeles.

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