The Clippers ran past the Nuggets, 119-102, inside Staples Center on Tuesday night. It was the Clippers’ first game since starting power forward Blake Griffin had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee — the procedure was performed Tuesday — and the Nuggets were playing their third game in four days.
That allowed the Clippers to control the game from start to finish. Below are five takeaways from the action.
1. Three and out
The Clippers’ other four starters — Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Luc Mbah a...