In a 110-104 victory on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, the Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers.

With Luka Doncic out with an injury, Kyrie Irving made his Mavericks debut.  It's always gratifying to win on the road with fewer players.

In the opening period, the Mavericks made 9 out of 13 attempts from beyond the arc. In the first 12 minutes, they totaled 41 (excellent) points.

However, the Clippers promptly bounced back by improving their defense. The Mavericks turned the ball over eight times in the second quarter after making no errors in the first.

Dallas only had an eight-point advantage at the break after having led by 19 points at one point. 

In the second half, the Clippers continued to reduce the Mavericks' advantage, but Dallas continued to stop them with timely shoots. Reggie Bullock, Theo Pinson, and Tim Hardaway Jr. all made crucial baskets to maintain the Mavericks' advantage.

Dallas, however, persisted in turning the ball over (seven more in the third quarter), which allowed the Clippers to remain in the game.

In the fourth quarter, the Mavericks kept making just enough shots to maintain their advantage as the Clippers' offense stalled.

With this victory, Dallas has now won four straight games.

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