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Clippers vs. Nuggets preview: LA puts winning streak on the line in Denver

After going 16-0 in the month of December, the Los Angeles Clippers begin the new year by putting their winning streak on the line in Denver against the Nuggets.

Stephen Dunn

It was a December to remember for the Los Angeles Clippers, who posted a perfect record of 16-0. Now, they must begin 2013 by putting their lengthy winning streak on the line against the Denver Nuggets.

The game will be played in Denver, a place where the Nuggets have recently been able to take care of business, going 9-1 in their last 10 at home.

The Clippers have been able to build this long winning streak with consistent play on both offense and defense. Los Angeles has allowed 100 or more points just three times during the winning streak while winning 11 of the 17 games by 12 or more points.

These two teams met recently on Christmas at the Staples Center with Los Angeles earning a 112-100 win. A big key to that victory was the Clippers holding Danilo Gallinari to just 1-of-10 shooting. Containing his long-range shooting abilities will again be key.

Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. PT.