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Austin Rivers

Mavericks top Clippers 118-108 in Jordan's return to Dallas

DeAndre Jordan stood under the basket awaiting some Dallas free throws, the Mavericks pulling away late and most in the crowd of 19,805 loudly chanting a derogatory phrase at the Los Angeles Clippers center.

The fired-up fans finally got to vent over Jordan backing out on an agreement to sign with the Mavericks in free agency over the summer.

They also got a 118-108 victory Wednesday night, thanks to season highs of 31 points from Dirk Nowitzki and 25 from Wesley Matthews, the free agent who followed through on his pledge to Dallas.

Jordan — booed while warming up before the game, on every touch during it and every time he walked off the floor — had nine...