Los Angeles Clippers Dominate Dallas Mavericks in Game 1: Russell Westbrook Makes NBA History

2024-04-22 02:32:25

The Los Angeles Clippers hosted the Dallas Mavericks for Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday afternoon.

The Clippers dominated and won by a score of 109-97.

Russell Westbrook had a productive game, finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals while shooting 5/8 from the field and 2/4 from three-point range in 23 minutes of action.

The 2017 MVP also made NBA history by moving past Steph Curry (912) for 21st on the all-time playoff assists list list.

After Curry, the next player for Westbrook to pass is Maurice Cheeks (922).

Westbrook is no longer a superstar, but he is still a productive role player who averaged 11.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 45.4% of the field and shot 27.3% from three-point range in 68 games.

The Clippers are the fourth seed in the Western Conference and had a record of 51-31.

They are 26-16 in the 42 games they have played in Los Angeles, California.

Last season, the Clippers lost to the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the NBA playoffs (in five games).

As for the Mavs, they were led by Luka Doncic, who had 33 points.

They are the fifth seed in the Western Conference and had a record of 50-32.

On the road, the Mavs are now 25-17 in the 42 games they have played away from Dallas.

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Game 2 of the series will be Tuesday night (also in Los Angeles).

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