LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Andre Miller #24 of the Denver Nuggets goes up for a shot against Chauncy Billups #1 of the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on February 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Clippers Vs. Nuggets: L.A. Runs Out Of Gas Against Denver

The Clippers next play at Staples Center on February 15 against the Washington Wizards.

  • Live
4 Total Updates since February 2, 2012
  • Updates 2
  • Articles 2
  • All Updates 4

Clippers Vs. Nuggets Final Score: Denver Dominates, 112-91

The Los Angeles Clippers navigated their way unscathed through the rough waters of the Western Conference with three wins earlier in the week against playoff-bound teams. But a fourth game in five nights proved too much, as the Clippers were run out of Staples Center 112-91 by the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.

Thursday's game began well for the Clippers, who led 32-19 after the first quarter, looking like a team headed for a fifth straight victory. But the Nuggets had other ideas, outscoring the Clippers 67-35 in the second and third quarters to take control of the game. Denver led by as many as 27 points in the fourth quarter.

Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points to lead the Nuggets (15-7), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Denver shot 53.4% from the field on the night and hit 12 of 21 (57.1%) from three-point range.

Blake Griffin had 18 points and five rebounds for the Clippers (13-7), who fell to 10-3 at home this season. Chris Paul added 15 points and nine assists.

The Clippers won't see Staples Center for another 13 days as they head out on their Grammy road trip, which begins Saturday night in D.C. against the Washington Wizards.

For more news and notes on the Clippers, be sure to read Clips Nation.

Continue

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

The Los Angeles Clippers look for their fifth straight win on Thursday night as they host the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center in a nationally televised game on TNT. Here are the relevant details for Thursday night's Western Conference showdown:

Records: Clippers (13-6, second place in Western Conference); Nuggets (14-7, third place in West)

Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles

Time: 7:30 p.m. PST

TV: TNT, with Marv Albert and Steve Kerr on the call

Offensive Efficiency: Denver, 107.9 points per 100 possessions (second in NBA); Clippers, 107.7 (third)

Defensive Efficiency: Denver, 101.5 (12th); Clippers, 105.5 (25th)

All-Stars: The NBA will announce the starters for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game Thursday on TNT during the pregame show at 4 p.m. PST, and both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin could be named starters as both have been second at guard and forward respectively in the Western Conference at various levels of voting results this season. The Clippers have not had an All-Star starter since World B. Free in 1980, when the team was located in San Diego.

Home Sweet Home: The Clippers are 10-2 at home this season and are 26-7 in their last 33 home games dating back to last season.

Grammy Road Trip: This is the final home game for the Clippers before their annual long February road trip as the Grammy Awards take over Staples Center and LA Live. The Clippers open their trip Saturday in Washington D.C., and will travel to face six teams over 10 days. The next home game for the Clippers will be February 15 against the Washington Wizards.

For more news and notes regarding Clippers basketball, be sure to read Clips Nation.

Continue

Clippers Vs. Nuggets: L.A. Hosts Denver On TNT

The Clippers are 26-7 in their last 33 home games.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.