Doncic and the Mavericks visit the Clippers

Dallas Mavericks (23-18, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (21-21, seventh in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks play the Los Angeles Clippers. Doncic leads the NBA averaging 34.0 points per game.

The Clippers are 11-13 in conference matchups. Los Angeles is 6-13 against opponents with a winning record.

The Mavericks are 17-7 against Western Conference opponents. Dallas averages 112.4 points and has outscored opponents by 1.4 points per game.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Mavericks won 103-101 in the last matchup on Nov. 16.

TOP PERFORMERS: Paul George is scoring 23.7 points per game and averaging 6.0 rebounds for the Clippers. Marcus Morris is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

Doncic is averaging 34 points, 8.8 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 1.6 steals for the Mavericks. Christian Wood is averaging 18.6 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Clippers: 3-7, averaging 116.0 points, 43.0 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.7 points per game.

Mavericks: 8-2, averaging 116.3 points, 38.9 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 5.8 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.7 points.

INJURIES: Clippers: Nicolas Batum: out (ankle), Paul George: day to day (hamstring), Luke Kennard: day to day (calf).

Mavericks: Maxi Kleber: out (hamstring), Josh Green: out (elbow), Dorian Finney-Smith: out (adductor), Luka Doncic: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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