Mavericks vs. Clippers Game 6 live score, updates, highlights from 2024 NBA Playoffs

The Mavericks have the Clippers on the brink of elimination.

Dallas came away with a convincing win on the road against LA in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead headed back home. Luka Doncic is battling a sore knee and an illness, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell after he went for 35 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in a decisive 30-point victory.

The Clippers are still expected to be without Kawhi Leonard in Game 6. Without Leonard, they’ll need much more from their star trio of Paul George, James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

Those three combined for the same number of turnovers (8) as made field goals in Game 5, a recipe that will not get the job done when facing elimination.

Will the Clippers’ stars bounce back or will Doncic and Kyrie Irving lead the Mavericks to the next round?

The Sporting News has you covered with live updates, highlights and more from Game 6 below.

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Mavericks vs. Clippers live score

  1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final
Mavericks 34 18 25    
Clippers 26 26 20    

Mavericks vs. Clippers Game 6 live score, updates, highlights from 2024 NBA Playoffs

End of third quarter: Mavericks 87, Clippers 72

11:42 p.m.: Kyrie Irving is trying to put the Clippers away. After scoring two points the entire first half, Irving came alive with 13 points in the third to give the Mavericks an 87-72 lead going into the fourth quarter.

11:32 p.m.: Kyrie Irving gets on the floor for a steal then buries a deep 3-pointer to put the Mavericks up 72-58 midway through the third quarter. After a quiet first half, Irving is playing much more aggressively out of the gate.

11:23 p.m.: DANIEL GAFFORD! The Mavericks center posterizes Ivica Zubac to get the crowd going.

11:17 p.m.: And here come the Mavericks. Dallas opens the second half on an 8-0 run speared by its star duo.

Luka Doncic assisted Kyrie Irving on a bucket, then PJ Tucker got called for an offensive foul. Doncic responded with a 3-pointer, then two possessions later, Irving buried a 3-ball off a Terance Mann turnover. The Mavericks are back in front, 60-52, in the first two minutes of the third quarter.

Halftime: Mavericks 52, Clippers 52

10:59 p.m.: The Clippers took their first lead of the game in the final seconds of the first half but the Mavericks tied it back up going into the break.

Luka Doncic has 18 points and seven assists but he is 0-for-7 from 3-point range. Kyrie Irving has yet to make his impact felt, scoring just two points on 1-of-6 shooting from the field. Paul George leads the way for the Clippers with 14 points but James Harden helped turn the tied with his playmaking. We’re in for a chippy second half.

10:57 p.m.: The Clippers are on a 15-2 run to tie the game at 48! LA is locking down on the defensive end and James Harden is starting to create some easy looks for others with seven assists.

10:50 p.m.: Norman Powell is keeping things close for the Clippers. He has eight points with six in the second quarter. LA trails Dallas 46-40 with 3:33 to play in the half.

10:47 p.m.: The Clippers are sticking around but need more from James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Harden is 1-for-6 from the field with seven points. Westbrook hasn’t scored and missed all three of his shot attempts.

10:40 p.m.: Injury update — Maxi Kleber has a right shoulder sprain and is doubtful to return, per ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.

10:36 p.m.: The Mavericks are starting to open this game up a bit, leading 40-30 with 8:17 to play in the half. P.J. Washington’s 3-point shooting has made a difference, knocking down three of his five attempts.

10:31 p.m.: Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber took a dangerous hard fall on a layup attempt which caused a stoppage in play. He remained in the game and made one of two free throw attempts, but checked out immediately after.

End of first quarter: Mavericks 34, Clippers 26

10:23 p.m.: The Mavericks are playing with much more energy than the Clippers and the American Airlines Center crowd is feeding off it.

Luka Doncic is off to a hot start with 14 points and four assists. Dallas has separated itself with 10 offensive rebounds. Paul George is doing his best to keep LA in striking distance with a team-high 10 points.

10:09 p.m.: A little bit of life for the Clippers! James Harden hit a floater and Paul George buried a 3-pointer to cut the Mavericks lead to five, 20-15. There are just under four minutes to play in the quarter.

10:06 p.m.: Luka Doncic set up P.J. Washington for a wide-open 3-pointer, then got an easy two for himself. His playmaking is shining through already with eight points and two assists. The Mavericks lead 20-10 with five minutes left in the frame.

9:59 p.m.:  Dereck Lively corralled an offensive rebound and kicked it out to P.J. Washington for a 3-pointer, forcing a Clippers timeout with the Mavericks leading 13-6. Dallas is killing LA on the offensive glass early on, grabbing six offensive boards to the Clippers’ four total rebounds.

9:50 p.m.: Luka Doncic knocks down a one-legged runner and the Mavericks are on the board to get this one underway.


9:45 p.m.: The Mavericks will start Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Derrick Jones Jr., P.J. Washington and Daniel Gafford.

9:45 p.m.: The Clippers will start James Harden, Terance Mann, Paul George, Ivica Zubac and — in surprising fashion — PJ Tucker.

8:45 p.m.: Kyrie Irving is getting locked in for a potential series-clinching win for the Mavericks.

Mavericks vs. Clippers odds for Game 6

The latest Mavericks vs. Clippers odds for Game 6 have Dallas favored by 7.5 points, courtesy of BetMGM, an authorized gaming operator of the NBA.

The Mavericks are -350 against the moneyline. A -350 moneyline means you would have to make a $350 bet to earn $100.

DAL leads 3-2 Mavericks Clippers
Spread -7.5 (-110) +7.5 (-110)
Moneyline -350 +260
O/U total O 206.5 (-115) U 206.5 (-105)

Check out BetMGM to see the latest NBA Playoffs odds for every series including updated odds to win the NBA Finals,

What channel is Mavericks vs. Clippers on today?

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: Sling

Game 6 of Mavs vs. Clippers will air nationally on ESPN. Fans can also stream the game on Sling.

Sling is the home for sports fans, as it offers a wide range of channels. You can always cheer for your favorite teams with channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT, NFL Network, FS1 and more.

Mavericks vs. Clippers start time

  • Date: Friday, May 3
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. ET | 8:30 p.m. CT | 6:30 p.m. PT

Mavs vs. Clippers will tip off around 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 3. The game will be played at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Mavericks vs. Clippers schedule

Here is the complete schedule for the NBA Playoff series between the Mavericks and Clippers:

Date Game/Result Time (ET) TV channel/Live stream
April 21 Clippers 109, Mavericks 97
April 23 Mavericks 96, Clippers 93
April 26 Mavericks 101, Clippers 90
April 28 Clippers 116, Mavericks 111
May 1 Mavericks 123, Clippers 93
May 3 Game 6 9:30 p.m. ESPN, Sling
May 5 Game 7* TBD TBD

*If necessary


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