The Mavericks led by 25 late in the first half, but the lead was down to two late in the third quarter and gone with about eight minutes remaining in a back-and-forth final quarter that featured seven ties and six lead changes.
Bullock scored all 13 of his points in the fourth, and Spencer Dinwiddie had 16. Marcus Morris Sr. scored 18 for the Clippers.
BACK IN IT
The Clippers finished off a 30-point swing by taking a five-point lead with eight minutes to go before Dallas quickly jumped back in front.
John Wall replaced Luke Kennard to start the second half and scored 10 of his 17 points in the third quarter. Kennard didn’t return after leaving with a right calf strain less than three minutes in.
Clippers: Kawhi Leonard, who made the two-game trip to Texas, was out again for right knee injury management. He hasn’t played since the third game of the season. … LA had its lowest-scoring first half (32 points) after matching its worst quarter of the season with 15 in the first. … Batum is the first Clippers player to finish a game perfect from 3 with at least seven attempts.
Mavericks: C JaVale McGee was inactive due to a neck strain. … F Maxi Kleber went to the locker room after getting upended onto his back in the second quarter, but returned before the end of the first half. He was eventually ruled out with a bruised lower back.
Clippers: Detroit visits Thursday. LA has won six in a row in the series and is 20-4 since 2009-10, when the Clippers ended a 13-game losing streak against the Pistons.
Mavericks: Houston visits on the second night of a back-to-back Wednesday. Dallas swept the Rockets last season, winning the four games by an average of 16.5 points.