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Clippers' 129-99 loss to Mavericks is worst defeat of season

Clippers' 129-99 loss to Mavericks is worst defeat of season

DALLAS -- The text message arrived while Doc Rivers' team was playing the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, and the way things were going, the Clippers coach might as well have pulled out his phone to respond. There wasn't much Rivers could do about the mess unfolding in front of him. "I should have texted him during the game myself," Rivers joked of injured forward Blake Griffin, who informed his coach that he "felt great." Those vibes didn't extend to Griffin's teammates, who were pulverized during a 129-99 loss at American Airlines Center that qualified as the Clippers' worst of the season. The Clippers (42-24) played negligible defense...

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