Wesley Johnson was animated long before tipoff.
He smiled while seated at his locker and answered instantaneously when asked if it would be exciting to make his first start for the Clippers.
"Hell yeah, it's exciting," Johnson said. "I'm looking forward to it."
Johnson was bouncy in the early going against the Denver Nuggets, making two three-point shots in the first quarter and adding a block and a layup off a lob from Chris Paul in the second.
The small forward finished the Clippers' 111-94 victory Tuesday night at Pepsi Center with 11 points on four-of-six shooting to go with what was probably the craziest assist of his career.