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Clippers score last 13 points, rally past Mavericks 104-101

LOS ANGELES (AP) After playing more than 50,000 minutes, Dirk Nowitzki has certainly made a name for himself.

Even if it's still hard to spell sometimes.

On a night when his last name was botched on the back of his jersey, the Dallas forward became the sixth player in NBA history to reach 50,000 career minutes. He finished with 12 points but the Mavericks collapsed down the stretch in a 104-101 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Nowitzki said he didn't notice until after the game that his name was misspelled on his uniform.

''I actually just saw it,'' he explained. ''I had no idea. It happens. I guess it sums up our season.''

Danilo Gallinari had 28 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 24 seconds left, and the Clippers scored the last 13 points of the game to rally past a Mavs team that went scoreless over the final 4:42.

Tobias Harris had 19 points for Los Angeles, and Lou Williams added 15 off the bench.

''This felt like a steal game, because we didn't play well and they shot the heck out of the ball,'' Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. ''To steal a game like this, you feel like you got two games.''

With the Clippers up by one after Gallinari's free throws, DeAndre Jordan won a jump ball with 4.5 seconds remaining and tipped it to Avery Bradley for a fast-break layup that made it 104-101.

Yogi Ferrell had a chance to tie it with 0.4 seconds to play, but he stepped out of bounds before his shot bounced off the rim.

''When you're playing from in front, you've got to protect the ball and get good shots and we struggled to do both,'' Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said.

Wesley Matthews led the Mavericks with 23 points and Devin Harris added 16 off the bench.

Nowitzki passed Elvin Hayes (exactly 50,000 minutes) for fifth place on the career list in the regular season. Nowitzki has played an additional 5,895 minutes in the playoffs. Next among active players on the regular-season minutes list is Utah's Joe Johnson at 43,806.

TIP-INS

Mavericks: F Harrison Barnes was held out with a sore left ankle. . Carlisle on Nowitzki: ''I just really believe Dirk's record of high level of excellence, of longevity, durability, is one of the most remarkable I've ever seen in sport.'' ... Carlisle does not expect the Mavs to be active before Thursday's trade deadline: ''I don't think we're going to make any trades. Of course, that's been my opinion every year in the 16 years I've been coaching. This time of year there's a lot of talk, and normally not a lot of activity.''

Clippers: G Austin Rivers (ankle) might return to action Friday in Detroit. He has missed 18 games. ... The Clippers had a season-high 38 fast-break points in their previous game against the Bulls, the first game for Harris and Bradley with Los Angeles since they were acquired from Detroit. Doc Rivers said the up-tempo game was by design. ''We told Tobias and Avery, it doesn't matter who gets it, that's the start of the break,'' he said. ''We don't look for a point guard and then get the ball up the court. We're gone.''

WELL DONE, DIRK

The Clippers were in awe of Nowitzki's accomplishment.

''That's crazy,'' said Doc Rivers. ''It really is amazing. I mean, I don't know how he gets up in the morning. And he had hard minutes because he was the guy other teams were trying to attack every night.''

''Amazing,'' Gallinari said. ''I've been playing against him not just in the NBA but overseas, so it's been a lot of battles, especially with the (Italian and German) national teams, too. He's a legend, a Hall of Famer. For us growing up in Europe, he's one of the best ever.''

UP NEXT

Mavericks: End their four-game road trip Thursday at Golden State.

Clippers: Play the first of seven consecutive road games Friday night in Detroit, where they will face former teammate Blake Griffin for the first time since he was traded.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Out of bounds turnover on Yogi Ferrell 0:00
+ 2 Avery Bradley made finger-roll layup, assist by DeAndre Jordan 0:00
  Team rebound 0:07
  Yogi Ferrell missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:07
+ 1 Danilo Gallinari made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:24
+ 1 Danilo Gallinari made 1st of 2 free throws 0:24
  Personal foul on Dennis Smith Jr. 0:24
  Defensive rebound by Danilo Gallinari 0:25
  Maxi Kleber missed finger-roll layup 0:27
  Lost ball turnover on Danilo Gallinari, stolen by Maxi Kleber 0:31
  Lost ball turnover on Dennis Smith Jr., stolen by Avery Bradley 0:49
Team Stats
Points 101 104
Field Goals 33-80 (41.3%) 42-87 (48.3%)
3-Pointers 17-42 (40.5%) 10-27 (37.0%)
Free Throws 18-20 (90.0%) 10-12 (83.3%)
Total Rebounds 49 47
Offensive 7 5
Defensive 31 34
Team 11 8
Assists 22 28
Steals 5 10
Blocks 5 3
Turnovers 20 13
Fouls 23 16
Technicals 1 2
23 PTS, 2 REB, 5 AST
28 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
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away team logo Mavericks 17-37 28272719101
home team logo Clippers 27-25 32262026104
Team Stats
away team logo Mavericks 17-37 110.7 PPG 44.7 RPG 23.3 APG
home team logo Clippers 27-25 116.6 PPG 46.8 RPG 22.4 APG
Key Players
W. Matthews SG 16.2 PPG 2.6 RPG 2.4 APG 43.3 FG%
D. Gallinari SF 19.0 PPG 5.9 RPG 1.6 APG 42.1 FG%
Top Scorers
W. Matthews SG 23 PTS 2 REB 5 AST
D. Gallinari SF 28 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
41.3 FG% 48.3
40.5 3PT FG% 37.0
90.0 FT% 83.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
W. Matthews 34 23 2 5 1 2 2 2 7/16 7/12 2/2 0 2 36 +2
D. Nowitzki 25 12 6 0 0 1 1 1 4/11 2/7 2/2 0 6 18 +1
D. Smith Jr. 34 12 3 5 0 0 9 6 5/17 2/7 0/0 0 3 16 -22
Y. Ferrell 32 9 3 1 0 0 1 2 4/11 1/6 0/0 0 3 13 -5
D. Powell 29 8 10 4 0 1 2 3 2/3 0/0 4/6 3 7 25 +5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
W. Matthews 34 23 2 5 1 2 2 2 7/16 7/12 2/2 0 2 36 +2
D. Nowitzki 25 12 6 0 0 1 1 1 4/11 2/7 2/2 0 6 18 +1
D. Smith Jr. 34 12 3 5 0 0 9 6 5/17 2/7 0/0 0 3 16 -22
Y. Ferrell 32 9 3 1 0 0 1 2 4/11 1/6 0/0 0 3 13 -5
D. Powell 29 8 10 4 0 1 2 3 2/3 0/0 4/6 3 7 25 +5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Harris 20 16 1 1 1 0 2 5 4/6 2/3 6/6 0 1 18 +4
J. Barea 22 12 3 5 1 0 2 0 4/8 2/4 2/2 0 3 24 +12
S. Mejri 22 6 7 0 1 1 1 3 2/4 0/0 2/2 3 4 14 -1
M. Kleber 19 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 1/4 1/3 0/0 1 2 9 -11
J. McRoberts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Barnes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Noel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Motley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Finney-Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Collinsworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 237 101 38 22 5 5 20 23 33/80 17/42 18/20 7 31 173 -15
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Gallinari 34 28 5 2 0 0 1 1 9/13 4/5 6/6 1 4 36 0
T. Harris 35 19 5 2 3 0 1 3 9/20 1/5 0/2 0 5 30 -2
A. Bradley 27 12 3 2 3 0 1 2 6/10 0/3 0/0 1 2 21 +13
D. Jordan 33 6 13 3 1 2 2 1 3/6 0/0 0/0 1 12 26 +1
M. Teodosic 21 3 2 6 0 0 2 0 1/6 1/5 0/0 1 1 15 -11
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Gallinari 34 28 5 2 0 0 1 1 9/13 4/5 6/6 1 4 36 0
T. Harris 35 19 5 2 3 0 1 3 9/20 1/5 0/2 0 5 30 -2
A. Bradley 27 12 3 2 3 0 1 2 6/10 0/3 0/0 1 2 21 +13
D. Jordan 33 6 13 3 1 2 2 1 3/6 0/0 0/0 1 12 26 +1
M. Teodosic 21 3 2 6 0 0 2 0 1/6 1/5 0/0 1 1 15 -11
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Williams 33 15 4 8 1 0 4 0 5/15 1/5 4/4 0 4 32 +1
S. Dekker 9 10 3 1 0 0 0 1 4/7 2/2 0/0 1 2 15 +12
T. Wallace 13 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 2/5 0/0 0/0 0 1 8 0
M. Harrell 14 4 2 1 1 1 0 2 2/3 0/0 0/0 0 2 10 +2
W. Johnson 17 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 1 6 -1
P. Beverley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Rivers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Marjanovic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Thornwell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 104 39 28 10 3 13 16 42/87 10/27 10/12 5 34 199 +15