Denver 112, L.A. Clippers 91

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, February 2, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #42 Eric Lewis, #23 Jason Phillips
Attendance - 19223

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 19 35 32 26 112
L.A. Clippers 32 19 16 24 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 15-7 7-3 8-4 W1
L.A. Clippers 13-7 10-3 3-4 L1

Recap


Danilo Gallinari scored 16 of his 21 points in an 11:09 span during the second and third quarters as the visiting Denver Nuggets outscored the Los Angeles Clippers by 34 points over the final three periods en route to a 112-91 victory Thursday.

Ty Lawson scored 18 points and Arron Afflalo added 15 for the Nuggets (15-7), who snapped a two-game losing streak and turned the tables on Los Angeles’ 109-105 victory at Denver on Sunday.

Blake Griffin scored 18 points and Chris Paul had 15 points and nine assists for the Clippers (13-7), who had their four-game winning streak snapped.

Denver outscored Los Angeles 51-24 in a span covering the second quarter and the first 4:13 of the third. Gallinari hit consecutive 3-pointers to open the second half as the Nuggets went on a 16-5 run to take a 70-56 lead.

A pair of 3-pointers by Al Harrington finished a 32-16 third quarter and put Denver ahead 86-67.

The Nuggets led by as many as 26 in the fourth quarter.

Griffin scored eight points and Paul had seven as the Clippers shot 14 for 23 from the field and closed the first quarter with a 14-2 run for a 32-19 lead.

The Nuggets chipped away and fast-break buckets by Lawson and Nene capped a 17-7 run which gave Denver a 49-47 advantage with 2:41 left in the first half.

After a dunk and jumper by Griffin, Denver took the lead for good on a Gallinari 3-pointer, and two free throws by Lawson made it 54-51 at the half.

Top Game Performances

Denver   L.A. Clippers
Danilo Gallinari 21 Scoring Blake Griffin 18
Andre Miller 8 Assists Chris Paul 9
Timofey Mozgov 7 Rebounds DeAndre Jordan 9
Arron Afflalo 8 Free Throws Made Chauncey Billups 2
Rudy Fernandez 1 Steals Randy Foye 3
Timofey Mozgov 2 Blocks DeAndre Jordan 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 112 53.4 12-21 22-25 28 41 5 4 16
L.A. Clippers 91 45.9 8-27 5-12 24 28 7 8 11

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Clippers have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .833 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .733 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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