Clippers Vs. Nuggets: Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups Snap Nine-Game Skid In Denver

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

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Clippers Schedule 2012: Showdown With Oklahoma City Starts Northwestern Divison Gauntlet

The Los Angeles Clippers secured a huge win on Sunday night with their 109-105 comeback triumph in Denver, but they have no time to rest on their laurels as the week ahead provides three worthy challenges in their own right. The Clippers have games this week against the teams with the three best records in the Northwest Division, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Denver Nuggets, and Utah Jazz. Here is a look at this week's schedule:

Monday - Oklahoma City Thunder at Clippers, 7:30 p.m. (Prime Ticket, NBA TV): Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder come to town, winners of four straight games and at 16-3 with the best record in the NBA. Oklahoma City was also off on Saturday and Sunday while the Clippers will be playing the second night of a back-to-back set.

Wednesday - Clippers at Utah Jazz, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN, Prime Ticket): By now these numbers don't even seem real, but the Clippers have lost 16 straight and 42 of their last 43 games in Utah, including a 108-79 shellacking by the Jazz on January 17.

Thursday - Denver Nuggets at Clippers, 7:30 p.m. (TNT): The Clippers are exclusively on TNT for the second straight week, looking for their second win over the Nuggets in five days.

Saturday - Clippers at Washington Wizards, 4 p.m. (Prime Ticket): The start of the Grammy road trip, a six-game, 10-day affair, begins with a gimme in the nation's capital. The Clippers have struggled on the road, but they should be able to beat a Washington team that begins the week at 4-16.

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Clippers Vs. Nuggets Final Score: Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups Deliver 109-105 Comeback Win In Denver

Chris Paul hit a pair of free throws with 35.9 seconds remaining to seize the lead for good, guiding the Los Angeles Clippers to a 109-105 comeback victory over the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on Sunday night. Paul scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, and added seven assists and six rebounds as well.

The win snapped a nine-game losing streak in Denver for the Clippers, who last won in the Mile High City on January 27, 2006. The win also snapped a four-game road losing streak for the Clippers, who hadn't won away from home since beating Golden State on opening night on December 25.

The Clippers trailed by as many as 10 points in the fourth quarter, but the final minutes were back and forth. There were five lead changes and two ties in the fourth quarter.

Denver native Chauncey Billups scored 32 points on 11-of-20 shooting, breaking out of his shooting slump that has lasted most of the season. Billups came into the game shooting just 33.7% from the field, and had made only six of 27 field goals (22.2%) in his last three games.

Blake Griffin scored 17 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and blocked three shots for the Clippers, who shot ...% from the field. DeAndre Jordan chipped in with 13 rebounds and five blocked shots on the night. The Clippers set a new season high with 11 blocks.

Nene Hilario led Denver with 18 points and nine rebounds, and had a pair of slam dunks in the final 80 seconds, giving the Nuggets the lead. Andre Miller had 16 points and 10 assists for the Nuggets, starting in place of Ty Lawson, who missed Sunday's game with a sprained left ankle.

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Clippers Vs. Nuggets Game Score: Chauncey Billups Scores 15, L.A. Trails 53-48 At Halftime In Denver

Nene Hilario scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in the first half, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 53-48 halftime lead over the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday night at Pepsi Center. The Clippers have lost nine consecutive games in Denver.

The Clippers led 23-18 with 1:49 remaining in the first quarter, but a 13-1 Nuggets run, carrying over into the second quarter, pushed Denver into the lead. The Nuggets led by as many as nine points, but the Clippers used a 12-2 run to briefly take the lead, before Denver regained the lead at the end of the half.

Blake Griffin had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Clippers in the first half. Chris Paul had three assists, but was limited to two points on just 1-of-7 shooting. Paul had a three-pointer disallowed late in the second quarter after review.

Denver native Chauncey Billups scored 12 of his 15 points in the first quarter, and the offense was a welcome sight for Billups, who made just six of 27 shots (22.2%) in his last three games and came into Sunday night shooting just 33.7% from the field on the season.

Former Clipper Andre Miller, starting at point guard Sunday night for the injured Ty Lawson, had 12 points and four assists in the first half for Denver, who shot 51.1% (23 for 45) in the opening 24 minutes. The Denver bench outscored the Clippers reserves 19-10, led by six points each from Al Harrington and Julyan Stone. Mo Williams scored seven points off the bench for the Clippers, who shot 39.5% (17 for 43) in the opening half.

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Clippers Vs. Nuggets Starting Lineups: Ty Lawson Out For Denver, Eric Bledsoe Returns For L.A.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for their second road win of the season Sunday night, and they have to try and find in at the Pepsi Center, a place in which they have lost nine straight times, against the Denver Nuggets. The Clippers welcome back Eric Bledsoe, who is in uniform for the first time all season after missing 16 games with a torn right lateral meniscus.

Denver point guard Ty Lawson is out with a left ankle sprain, so former Clipper Andre Miller will start in his place. The Nuggets have won six straight games. Here are the starting lineups Sunday night:

Clippers (10-6)

Point Guard: Chris Paul

Shooting Guard: Chauncey Billups

Small Forward: Caron Butler

Power Forward: Blake Griffin

Center: DeAndre Jordan

Nuggets (14-5)

Point Guard: Andre Miller

Shooting Guard: Arron Afflalo

Small Forward: Danilo Gallinari

Power Forward: Nene

Center: Timofey Mozgov

For more news and information on Clippers basketball, be sure to read Clips Nation.


Clippers Vs. Nuggets: Game Time, TV Information, And More

The Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday look for a rare win in Colorado as they travel to face the Denver Nuggets, who have the second best record in the Western Conference. Here are the relevant details of Sunday night's contest.

Records: Clippers (10-6), Nuggets (14-5)

Location: Pepsi Center in Denver

Time: 5 p.m. PST

TV: Prime Ticket, with Ralph Lawler and Michael Smith on the call

Offensive Efficiency: Denver, 108.3 points per 100 possessions (2nd in NBA); Clippers, 106.1 (seventh)

Defensive Efficiency: Denver, 100.9 (12th); Clippers 104.8 (25th)

Mile High Struggles: The Clippers have lost nine straight games in Denver, with their last win coming on January 27, 2006, with Elton Brand and Sam Cassell leading the way for the Clippers.

Possession Is Nine-Tenths Of the Law: In his last four games, point guard Chris Paul has 36 assists against just four turnovers.

Going Streaking: The Nuggets came out from a five-game, nine-day road trip unscathed, winning all five contests before extending their winning streak to six games with a win against Toronto Friday night in Denver. The Nuggets have surged into the second best record in the Western Conference, behind only their Northwest Division mates the Oklahoma City Thunder.

For more news and information on Clippers basketball, be sure to read Clips Nation.


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

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

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