Clippers win fourth in a row, deal Mavs seventh straight loss in matchup of NBA's best and worst  
Blake Griffin plays 26 minutes, making 4 of 10 shots as the Clippers ease past the lowly Mavericks. AP

AUSTIN Rivers scored 22 points and the Los Angeles Clippers dismantled the Dallas Mavericks 124-104 on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) in a matchup of the NBA teams with the best and worst records.

Chris Paul added 18 points for the Clippers who hold a league-leading 14-2.  DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and eight rebounds.

The Clippers made a 30-6 run in the second and third quarters en route to their fourth straight win and 11th in 12 games.

Harrison Barnes led the Mavericks (2-12) with 22 points. Dallas lost its seventh straight game to match its longest skid since February 1999.

Dallas is off to its worst start since going 1-23 in 1993-94.

Dirk Nowitzki added 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting in 20 minutes of action after missing eight games with a strained left Achilles tendon.

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