Denver 94, L.A. Clippers 100

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 5, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #72 Kevin Cutler, #41 Ken Mauer, #71 Rodney Mott
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 23 15 27 29 94
L.A. Clippers 30 18 23 29 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 37-27 26-7 11-20 L1
L.A. Clippers 23-40 18-15 5-25 W2

Recap


Rookie Eric Bledsoe played marvelously in place of injured Eric Gordon, scoring 15 of his career-high 20 points in the fourth quarter, as the Los Angeles Clippers cooled off the visiting Denver Nuggets, 100-94, Saturday night.
 
Blake Griffin had 18 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists for the Clippers (23-40), who have won two straight after losing five in a row.
 
Nene had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the Nuggets (37-27) fell to 6-2 since trading Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks, despite producing a 24-6 edge on the offensive glass Saturday.
 
Gordon, playing in just his second game since returning from an injured wrist suffered Jan. 22, re-aggravated the injury with five minutes to play in the first half. He took a hard hit from Denver center Timofey Mozgov during a drive to the hoop and left for X-rays, which were negative.
 
But the Clippers didn’t miss him, because Bledsoe shot 7 of 11 from the floor, and added seven steals, four rebounds and three assists. He scored five points and assisted on another hoop as Los Angeles scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter to take a 78-65 lead with 11:07 remaining.
 
Denver got within five, but Bledsoe responded by swishing a 3-pointer with 2:30 left that helped seal it.
 
Nuggets starting guard Arron Afflalo left in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.

Top Game Performances

Denver   L.A. Clippers
Nene 25 Scoring Eric Bledsoe 20
Ty Lawson 8 Assists Blake Griffin 9
Nene 14 Rebounds Blake Griffin 12
Ty Lawson 3 Free Throws Made Blake Griffin 10
Chris Andersen 1 Steals Eric Bledsoe 7
Chris Andersen 2 Blocks DeAndre Jordan 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 94 39.2 3-14 11-18 21 56 4 6 16
L.A. Clippers 100 47.3 8-19 22-27 25 37 11 11 20

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The Clippers have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .317 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .514 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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