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Clippers hang on for 99-93 victory over Mavs, own NBA's best record at 29-8

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    Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul looks on as fans hold up pictures of him during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) blocks the shot of Dallas Mavericks forward Elton Brand during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) shoots as Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, of Germany, defends during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (The Associated Press)

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    Dallas Mavericks guard Rodrigue Beaubois (3), of France, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom, left, and center Ronny Turiaf (21), of France, defend during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (The Associated Press)

Chris Paul had 19 points and 16 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers held on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-93 on Wednesday night, extending their franchise-record home winning streak to 13 games.

Matt Barnes added 19 points off the bench, and Blake Griffin had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers (29-8), who took sole possession of the NBA's best record from Oklahoma City with their third straight win overall.

Darren Collison scored 22 points for Dallas. O.J. Mayo added 17 and Dirk Nowitzki had 15. At 13-23, the Mavs fell 10 games below .500 for the first time since March 30, 2000, two months after Mark Cuban bought the team. They've lost four in a row overall and three straight on the road, where they are 5-16.