Clippers Vs. Nuggets: L.A. Has Lost Nine Straight Times In Denver

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 05: Nene #31 of the Denver Nuggets grabs a rebound from Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on March 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 100-94. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The last win for the Clippers in Denver came on January 27, 2006.

The Los Angeles Clippers face a tough test Sunday night as they hit the road to face the red-hot Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets have won six straight games and own the second best record in the Western Conference at 14-5. The Clippers, meanwhile, have lost nine straight games in Denver.

The last win for the Clippers in the Mile High City came on January 27, 2006, when Elton Brand scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds en route to a 105-87 win in Denver. That was also the last year the Clippers made the playoffs.

The Clippers this season have enjoyed success, as they sit atop the Pacific Division with a 10-6 record. But they have been propped up by a home-heavy schedule to date, and are 9-2 at home this season, compared to just 1-4 on the road. Beginning with the game Sunday night in Denver, the Clippers play eight of their next 10 on the road, and their two home games are against the teams with the two best records in the Western Conference: the Oklahoma City Thunder (Monday night) and Denver (Thursday night).

After a string of eight straight double-doubled, Blake Griffin has come up just one rebound short in each of his last three contests. Griffin has at least nine rebounds in each of his last 15 games and is averaging 11.2 rebounds per game this season, fourth in the NBA.

Sunday night's 5 p.m. PST game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on Clippers basketball, be sure to read Clips Nation.

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