DeAndre Jordan shutting out the hate, as latest performance at Dallas would suggest

Los Angeles Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan (6) dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Monday, March 7, 2016, in Dallas.

DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers powers down a reverse slam in the Clippers’ 109-90 victory Monday night at Dallas/AP photo by Brandon Wade


Suffice to say, DeAndre Jordan isn’t hearing or seeing any of the hate the fans of the Dallas Mavericks might have for him after he spurned the Mavericks over the summer to re-sign with the Clippers. Not if Monday’s performance at Dallas means anything.

Jordan scored 23 points, grabbed 20 rebounds, made two steals and blocked two shots to lead the Clippers to a 109-90 victory.

Chris Paul led the Clippers with 27 points, J.J. Redick scored 22 and Jamal Crawford had 15 points off the bench; Crawford shot just 5 of 15 overall, but was 2 of 5 from 3-point range.

The Clippers shot 47 percent overall, a respectable 37.5 (12 of 32) from distance. Paul, Redick and Jordan all shot very well. But Jeff Green was 0 of 5 from the field, Paul Pierce was 1 of 5, Wes Johnson 1 of 6.

The Mavericks (33-31) shot just 37 percent, only 16 percent (4 of 25) from beyond the arc.

The Clippers (41-21) picked up a half-game on Oklahoma City and now trail the third-place Thunder (43-20) by 1 1/2 games in the Western Conference standings.

Dirk Nowtizki led Dallas with 22 points.

The Clippers next play Wednesday at Oklahoma City.