Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In his last three games, Griffin has scored 99 points while shooting 72 percent from the field.It was the kind of night the Clippers, who have won four straight, expect from all of their stars, not just Griffin. Chris Paul scored or assisted on six of the Clippers’ first seven baskets and finished with 22 points and 11 assists; J.J. Redick drained three first-quarter 3-pointers en route to 25 points; DeAndre Jordan grabbed 20 rebounds (to go with 11 points) for the 10th time this season.Over the course of the three days the Clippers had off between games, players from Griffin to Jamal Crawford to Redick insisted they didn’t even realize they had won seven of their last nine games – now eight of 10.There was still so much to do to get ready for the playoffs. So many things to do better. Their defense had been lackluster and they had formed a habit of giving up big leads.“I don’t think our guys really count (the standings) as much as they know where we’re at,” Doc Rivers said prior to Wednesday’s game. “I think if you asked our guys, ‘Do you like where we’re at as a team?’ I think most of them will say, ‘Yeah, I think we’re in really good shape and we’re in a good place.’ ” For at least one night, the Clippers (48-31), who moved to within half a game of Utah (48-30) for the fourth seed in the Western Conference, broke their bad habits.They never relinquished a lead that grew to as many as 20 points, and when Dallas rallied to get within 73-67 on a driving layup by Yogi Ferrell in the third period, the Clippers broke it open with a 14-4 run.Playing against a Mavericks team that had beaten them twice – including 97-95 on March 23 in Dallas – the Clippers summoned a first-quarter masterpiece.Before Mbah a Moute’s missed layup with 6:02 remaining, they made nine consecutive shots, including a pair of 3s from Redick, to build a 22-6 lead.They shot 61 percent from the field in the opening period, including 60 percent from beyond the arc.Harrison Barnes led Dallas with 15 points, while J.J. Barea and Ferrell both scored 14. Dirk Nowitzki finished with 9 points on 4-of-11 shooting. LOS ANGELES>> The easiest shot the Clippers had to start Wednesday’s game came when Luc Mbah a Moute drove baseline and left his unobstructed layup short on the front of the rim.Fortunately, it was a rare miss for the Clippers, who buried their first nine shots and raced to a double-digit lead in a wire-to-wire 112-101 victory over Dallas at Staples Center.At the center of the Clippers’ offensive onslaught was Blake Griffin, who led the Clippers with 32 points on 11-of-14 shooting.