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Nuggets vs. Clippers preview: Game time, TV schedule and more

The Los Angeles Clippers try to move their winning streak to 14 games in the nightcap of a Christmas Day doubleheader at the Staples Center, when they host the Denver Nuggets Tuesday.


The Los Angeles Clippers are the hottest team in the NBA, and get to show it to a national audience on Christmas Day, as they host the Denver Nuggets in the last of five games Tuesday.

The Clippers have won as many games in a row as the Lakers, who play at noon, have won all season. There haven't been a whole lot of good teams on their schedule - at 15-13, the Nuggets will be only the fourth above-.500 team they've played in the stretch - but they've made up for it by running teams out of the gym: 10 of the 13 wins have been by double-digits, including all of their last five, and eight are by 15 points or more. Entering Tuesday's game, the Clippers are in the top five on both offense and defense. A starting unit featuring Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan is just as dangerous as ever, but there's little lag when a bench unit featuring Jamal Crawford comes into the game.

As for the Nuggets, they've won four of five with Danilo Gallinari the leader amongst seven players who average double-figures in scoring. Kenneth Faried is showing his talent in his second year in the league, just a tenth of a point away from averaging a double-double.

Here's the info on the Christmas day game:

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 7:30 p.m., ESPN