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LOS ANGELES---The Los Angeles Clippers came
from 17 points down with only 4-1/2 minutes to
play to beat Dallas 129-127 in a Wednesday thriller,
moving two games clear atop the NBA Pacific Divi-
The Clippers eked out their lead over Golden State,
which was beaten at home by Denver, while Wash-
ington recorded a surprise victory over Miami and
San Antonio hung on to edge Utah and continue its
Clippers storm over top
of Mavericks 129-127
Los Angeles JJ Redick scored a career-high 33
points and Matt Barnes added 25 for the Clippers,
who improved to 18-3 at home but had to fight hard
to overhaul the Mavericks.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points for Dallas, which
could not hold a seemingly invincible 123-106 lead.
Denver s Nate Robinson scored 14 of his 24 points
in the fourth quarter to steer the Nuggets to a 123-
116 win at Golden State.
JJ Hickson grabbed a season-high 24 rebounds for
Denver, which outshot its opponent 54 to 43 per cent
and gave first-year coach Brian Shaw a victory in
his home town of Oakland.
David Lee had 28 points and 11 rebounds for the
Warriors, who took the lead with 1:13 remaining
before the Nuggets pulled away again.
Washington saw its 34-point lead against Miami
whittled away to single digits but hung on for a 114-
John Wall scored 25 points, and Bradley Beal and
Nene had 19 apiece to lead seven players in double
figures for the Wizards, who shot a season-high 55
percent and closed the game with a 17-9 run.
Chris Bosh scored 26 points for the Heat, which
has dropped three straight, all on the road.
Miami s Greg Oden stepped onto the court for his
first regular-season game in over four years since
the latest in a series of knee injuries. He played nine
minutes and scored six points.
San Antonio pushed its winning streak to six games
by rallying for a 109-105 win over Utah.
Tony Parker had 25 points and nine assists while
Marco Belinelli, Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard all
had 15 for the Spurs, who led by 18 points in the first
half but in the end had to cling on as Utah closed
on a 19-7 run.
Enes Kanter had 25 points off the bench for the
Jazz, which was again without injured leading scorer
Portland s LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and
18 rebounds, scoring nine straight points that pulled
the Trail Blazers in front of Cleveland for a 108-96
Damian Lillard added 28 points for the Blazers,
who won their third straight.
New signing Luol Deng had 25 points for the Cav-
Houston s James Harden capped a 26-point per-
formance with a tiebreaking jumper with 28 seconds
left, lifting the Rockets to a 103-100 win over New
Terrence Jones scored 25 for the Rockets, who
trailed by as many as 17 in the second quarter and
by eight with about four minutes to go. Harden had
a hand in 12 of Houston s final 17 points, scoring 10
and assisting on Howard s alley-oop dunk.
Eric Gordon scored a season-high 35 points, but
the Pelicans lost their seventh straight.
Phoenix s Gerald Green had a strong second half
to finish with a season-high 28 points and lead the
Suns to a 121-114 victory over the Los Angeles Lak-
ers.Boston s Jared Sullinger scored 25 points and
grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds to guide the Celtics
past Toronto 88-83.
Sacramento s Rudy Gay had 33 points, five rebounds
and six assists, helping the Kings to a 111-108 win
Philadelphia s Thaddeus Young made the go-ahead
3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left to give the 76ers a
95-92 win over Charlotte.
Chicago s Joakim Noah had a season-high 26 points
as the Bulls won 128-125 in triple overtime to send
the Magic to a ninth-straight defeat.
Memphis won a fourth-straight game for the first
time this season by downing Chicago 82-77, with
Mike Conley and James Johnson each scoring 15
Los Angeles Clippers guard JJ Redick, second from left, puts up a shot as Dallas
Mavericks forward Jae Crowder, left, forward Dirk Nowitzki, second from right, of
Germany, and center DeJuan Blair defend during the first half of an NBA
basketball game, Wednesday, in Los Angeles. AP PHOTO
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