Eric Bledsoe scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 100-94 win over the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. Bledsoe filled in capably for Eric Gordon, who in only his second game back aggravated his right wrist injury and was forced to leave the game after playing just 14 minutes. Bledsoe was one of five Clippers to score in double figures.
Gordon fell on his wrist on a drive to the hoop in the second quarter, and was forced to leave the game. Michael Smith on the postgame show on Prime Ticket reported that ex-rays were negative, but as of now Gordon's status is unknown. Bledsoe, who played a total of 24 minutes in the two games since Mo Williams joined the team, including just eight minutes on Wednesday when Gordon returned, picked up the slack tonight in his 23 minutes. Bledsoe scored 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting, including 2-of-5 from three-point range.
Blake Griffin was an assist shy of a triple-double, with 18 points, 12 boards, and nine assists. Williams had 17 points and five assists. Randy Foye also added 13 points for the Clippers, who had 46 points off the bench. Nene Hilario led Denver with 25 points and 14 rebounds. The Clippers head back out on the road for yet another trip, this one a five-gamer which begins Monday in Charlotte.
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