The Mavericks led 41-33 at halftime, but the Clippers were
14-of-20 from the floor in the third to take control of the game.
Brand gave Los Angeles the lead for good with a 3-point play.
Cassell followed with a pair of jumpers to cap a 13-0 spurt and put
Los Angeles ahead 51-45.
Brand closed the third with a dunk to put the Clippers up 70-58.
The Mavericks got no closer than eight points in the final
quarter. Rookie Daniel Ewing added 16 points for Los Angeles. Josh
Howard scored 10 points for Dallas. Dallas closed out the first
half with an 8-0 spurt to take its lead at the break.