George leads Los Angeles into matchup against Dallas

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Dallas Mavericks (9-7, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (10-7, fourth in the Western Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Paul George leads Los Angeles into a matchup against Dallas. He currently ranks sixth in the league averaging 26.4 points per game.

The Clippers are 8-5 in Western Conference games. Los Angeles is seventh in the NBA with 14.2 fast break points per game led by Terance Mann averaging 3.1.

The Mavericks have gone 7-4 against Western Conference opponents. Dallas has a 4-4 record in games decided by 10 points or more.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Clippers won the last meeting on Nov. 21. George scored 29 points points to help lead the Clippers to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: George is shooting 44.1% and averaging 26.4 points for the Clippers. Reggie Jackson is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

Luka Doncic is scoring 24.9 points per game and averaging 8.3 rebounds for the Mavericks. Jalen Brunson is averaging 18.8 points and 4.9 rebounds over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Clippers: 7-3, averaging 106.4 points, 46.9 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 100.7 points per game.

Mavericks: 5-5, averaging 106.8 points, 44.6 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.0 points.

INJURIES: Clippers: Nicolas Batum: out (covid-19 health and safety protocols), Kawhi Leonard: out (right knee), Jason Preston: out (foot), Marcus Morris Sr.: out (knee).

Mavericks: Frank Ntilikina: day to day (calf), Luka Doncic: out (knee/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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