With the win, the Clippers (55-26) have clinched home-court advantage in the first round and are in a three-way tie for second place in the Western Conference with the
The game was very close from beginning to end and featured 16 lead changes and 18 ties, both the Clippers and the Nuggets leading by as many as eight points.
The Nuggets (30-51) used a 10-2 run at the top of the fourth quarter and eventually turned a five-point deficit into a six-point advantage, 96-90, with just under six minutes left.
The Clippers retaliated with a 14-1 run to take a seven-point lead, 104-97, with 1:41 remaining after
Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 22 points and also had nine rebounds and eight assists. DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 21 rebounds.
Wilson Chandler led the Nuggets with 32 points and six rebounds. The Nuggets were playing without
The Clippers won three of their four games against the Nuggets this season, also beating them, 102-98, on Jan. 26 and, 107-92, on April 4. The Nuggets beat the Clippers when the teams played in Denver on Dec. 19, 109-106.