Clippers spoil Mavs’ party, 118-108, to get back in series

Clippers

By SCHUYLER DIXON

DALLAS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, Paul George added 29 and the Los Angeles Clippers spoiled Luka Doncic’s home playoff debut, beating the Dallas Mavericks 118-108 to get back in the first-round playoff series. The Clippers bounced back from two losses at home by withstanding a huge early surge by the Mavericks in front of their biggest — and loudest — crowd by far this season. Dallas takes a 2-1 series lead into Game 4 on Sunday night. Doncic scored a playoff career-high 44 points but didn’t get enough help from the supporting cast. LA ended a five-game postseason losing streak.