When the Clippers took on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday at Staples Center, they were coming off a high-charged come-from-behind 103-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.It was one of the two biggest victories of the season for the Clippers, the other coming Feb. 18 over San Antonio, when they walloped the visiting Spurs 105-86.When the Clippers roared to a 17-point lead over the Hawks early in the second quarter, it appeared there was no letdown from the win over OKC, as big as it was. It had moved the Clippers within a game of the third-place Thunder in the Western Conference standings. Then, just like that, the Clippers played poorly and the Hawks took full advantage by defeating them 107-97.Coach Doc Rivers was surprised that his team checked out the way it did. Rivers isn’t sure if that discord will be as prominent as it was in November.“I have no idea,” he said. “That’s really on them. For us, it should be another game, but I’m sure the crowd will remember forever. But I don’t think it’s going to be as big of a deal as it was the first time.”Jordan apparently doesn’t give a darn.“It was just another game the first game,” he said. “I really don’t care about it anymore.”The Mavericks are in sixth-place in the West.Mbah a Moute updateRivers isn’t certain when forward Luc Mbah a Moute will return. He suffered a lacerated eyelid during the team’s 105-95 victory over Brooklyn on Feb. 29 and missed the subsequent two games against Oklahoma City and Atlanta.“His eye, it’s a tough injury and there is no timetable set for it,” Rivers said. “I don’t know he’ll be back soon. … He has to wear glasses, his eye is basically, so it’s not good.”Rivers said he doesn’t expect Mbah a Moute will play on the two-game roadie.Scouting the MavericksDallas took a record of 33-19 into its game Sunday at Denver. The Mavericks are being led by forward Dirk Nowitzki, who is averaging 17.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Point guard Deron Williams is averaging 14.1 points and 5.5 assists and center Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.5 rebounds per game. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “That was an emotional game, just because of the way it ended,” he said of the OKC game. “But we had a day off and had a very good practice (Friday). I thought we were going to be really good. I thought the practice was what we saw in the first 12 minutes and then it went away from us.”The Clippers (40-21), who now play Monday night at Dallas and Wednesday night in Oklahoma City in what should be a heck of a rematch, committed an uncharacteristic 19 turnovers Saturday.Encore return In heading to Dallas, the Clippers and center DeAndre Jordan figure to have more hate heaped upon them than usual because of all the drama that happened over the summer, when Jordan backed out on a verbal deal to sign with the Mavericks, only to re-sign with the Clippers.This will be the Clippers’ second trip to Dallas since then; they lost there 118-108 on Nov. 11. There were lots of insults hurled Jordan’s way, and some not-so-flattering signs.