NBA ROUNDUP | Saturday's games

Clippers 116, Wizards 101
LOS ANGELES -- Coach Mike Dunleavy knows the Los Angeles Clippers have an outside shot of breaking the franchise record for victories. He has loftier goals on his agenda, however. So does Elton Brand, whose 32 points and nine rebounds helped the Clippers rout Washington for their 40th victory of the season. The 1974-75 Buffalo Braves, whose retro uniforms the Clippers wore against the Wizards, won 49 games. The Clippers need to go 9-5 the rest of the way to equal that mark. "You'd love to win 50 games, but we've got to take it to the first step -- which is getting into the playoffs," said Dunleavy, who reached the 50-win mark once with the Lakers and twice with Portland.
Mavericks 98, Hawks 83
ATLANTA -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help Dallas to a win over the Hawks. Jason Terry added 26 points and Jerry Stackhouse had 16 for the Mavericks (54-16), who are percentage points behind San Antonio (53-15) for the best record in the Western Conference. Al Harrington scored 19 points for Atlanta.
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