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(The Sports Xchange) – – -Jamal Crawford scored 24 points, including seven three-pointers, and forward Blake Griffin scored 11 of his 22 points in the third quarter to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 123- 110 points  victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Clippers also got 14 points and 16 rebounds from center DeAndre Jordan and 19 points and 13 assists from point guard Chris Paul.

It was the 11th time this season the Clippers have scored at least 120 points.

Forward Anthony Davis had a game-high 26 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans. Center Alexis Ajinca added a career-high 19 points for the Pelicans.

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Mavericks 110, Knicks 108

Dirk Nowitzki’s jumper at the buzzer dropped in to give the Dallas Mavericks a win over the New York Knicks.

Nowitzki, who was guarded closely by forward Carmelo Anthony, landed the 15-foot jumper from just inside the top of the key.

Anthony scored 44 points while New York wasted one of their best shooting performances of the season, going 40 of 76 from the floor for 53 percent.

Anthony’s seventh three-pointer of the game tied it at 108-108 with 50.3 seconds remaining before Nowitzki’s game winner.

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Warriors 104, Pistons 96

Point guard Stephen Curry had 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the Golden State Warriors opened a six-game road trip with a win over the Detroit Pistons.

Klay Thompson also scored 19 points for Golden State.

Reserve guard Jordan Crawford chipped in 15 points, his best offensive performance since he was acquired from the Boston Celtics in mid-January.

Power forward Greg Monroe had 23 points and eight rebounds for Detroit.

Warriors power forward David Lee missed his second successive game because of a stomach flu.

Center Andrew Bogut returned after missing seven games with a left shoulder injury, but he was limited to four points in 29 minutes before fouling out.

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Bucks 130, 76ers 110

O.J. Mayo scored 25 points off the bench as the Bucks built a 29-point halftime lead and breezed to a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Bucks improved their league-worst record to 11-45. The 76ers’ 15-42 mark is second worst.

Ersan Ilyasova added 20 points for Milwaukee.

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Jazz 110, Celtics 98

Backup guard Alec Burks scored 21 points, center Derrick Favors returned from his injury absence to score 20 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics.

The Jazz center missed the previous three games with a right hip sprain.

Forward Jeff Green and center Kelly Olynyk both scored 21 points for Boston, while point guard Rajon Rondo, who did not play last Saturday in Sacramento, finished with 18 points and 10 assists.


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