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Clippers beat Nuggets 105-90, clinch playoff spot


By TIM LIOTTA
Posted Mar 27 2016 7:15PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Each blocked shot by DeAndre Jordan got the Los Angeles Clippers a little bit closer to the postseason.

Jordan had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and his six blocked shots set the tone while the Clippers beat the Denver Nuggets 105-90 on Sunday to become the fourth Western Conference team to clinch a playoff spot.

"He's one of the better rim protectors in the NBA," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "And for every shot he doesn't block, he has guys hesitating. I thought we got very passive tonight once he blocked a couple of shots."

Jordan had four pivotal blocks for the Clippers during a decisive third quarter. Los Angeles outscored Denver 25-12 and led 77-60 heading into the fourth.

"This team dominated us in the paint the last time we played them," Jordan said. "That was a big emphasis for us, to protect our paint, and limit those guys to one shot, try to keep their second-chance points low."

Clippers coach Doc Rivers was particularly impressed that Jordan blocked two shots against the player he was already defending.

"That's hard to do," Rivers said. "When you are blocking the weak side, we need him to do that every night. When you start blocking your own guy's shot, you are really locked in, and I thought he did that today."

Chris Paul added 14 points, six rebounds and nine assists. Jamal Crawford also had 14 points, Jeff Green and Wesley Johnson each had 13 and J.J. Redick had 12.

The Clippers had a 25-8 edge in fast-break points, which was also a credit to Jordan's presence inside.

"He's our energy guy, the captain of our defense," Paul Pierce said. "He gets the rebounds obviously, but we have been going to him a little bit more in the post on offense. He's starting to fulfill a lot of his potential. He is still young and still has a lot of room to grow. He's showing that he can keep getting better and better."

Jusuf Nurkic had 19 points, and D.J. Augustin added 18 for Denver. Gary Harris had 11 points, Joffrey Lauvergne had 10 and Darrell Arthur grabbed 12 rebounds.

The Nuggets are 10th in the West with eight games remaining and fell 5 1/2 games behind the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets in the race for the conference's eighth and final playoff berth.

"That third quarter killed us," Malone said. "We had five turnovers, and if we didn't turn the ball over, DeAndre blocked our shot it felt like. We just could not score."

THRILL AT BOTH ENDS

Jordan brought out the loudest roar out of the Staples Center crowd in the third quarter, blocking a shot at the defensive end, then running the floor, taking a fast-break, over-the-shoulder, alley-oop pass from Paul and slamming it home with 9:14 left.

NEW WRINKLE

Jeff Green, playing with the first unit in the second quarter, scored seven consecutive points for the Clippers, and grabbed three rebounds, including two offensive, over a 2:36 span. Green was acquired from Memphis for Lance Stephenson on Feb. 18.

LATE ARRIVALS

The game's 12:30 p.m. start time apparently did not appeal to the Nuggets, who missed their first six shots, with a pair of turnovers thrown in, and needed 3:47 to get on the scoreboard.

TIPINS

Denver: Six of Denver's 10 first-quarter baskets were 3-pointers. ... Kenneth Faried was a game-time decision and did not play. He also missed the Nuggets' previous five games - four with lower-back stiffness and one on a coach's decision. ... The Nuggets beat the Clippers 87-81 in their previous trip to Staples Center, a game in which the Clippers shot a season-high 46 3-pointers.

Los Angeles: The Clippers activated Blake Griffin prior to the game, and he began serving a four-game, team-imposed suspension for punching an assistant equipment manager in January.

UP NEXT

Denver: Host Dallas on Monday night.

Los Angeles: Host Boston on Monday night.


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DEN
LAC
     
    • 39.4%

    • 47.5%

    • 24.1%

    • 35.7%

    • 69.2%

    • 73.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN LAC
Total Rebounds 44 44
Offensive Rebounds 20 17
Turnovers 15 14
Fast Break Pts: 8 25
Biggest Lead: 0 22
Points in the Paint: 46 48
DEN LAC
p Nurkic   19 Jordan   16
rb Arthur   12 Jordan   16
a Augustin   10 Paul   9
s 2 players   2 Johnson   3
b Barton   2 Jordan   6
 
  • 11/24 - LAC 111 @ DEN 94
  • 02/24 - DEN 87 @ LAC 81
  • 03/27 - DEN 90 @ LAC 105
Denver Nuggets (31-43)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Sampson F 12:55 1-4 0-2 0-0 -19 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
D. Arthur F 22:46 2-13 0-4 2-2 -18 9 3 12 1 1 0 4 1 1 6
N. Jokic C 20:51 2-7 0-1 1-2 -18 3 6 9 2 1 1 0 0 2 5
G. Harris G 29:03 4-10 3-5 0-0 -15 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 11
E. Mudiay G 22:35 2-15 0-5 0-0 -17 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 4 4
W. Barton   30:16 6-11 1-3 0-1 +1 0 3 3 3 2 1 1 2 1 13
J. Nurkic   24:12 9-13 0-0 1-2 +4 4 3 7 3 3 0 3 1 1 19
D.J. Augustin   34:11 5-13 3-8 5-6 +5 0 2 2 10 1 2 2 0 1 18
A. Toupane   25:25 1-1 0-0 0-0 +2 2 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 2
J. Lauvergne   17:46 5-7 0-1 0-0 0 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 10
K. Faried DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Nelson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-94 7-29 9-13   20 24 44 24 19 7 15 5 11 90
  39.4% 24.1% 69.2%   team rebs: 11 total to: 15
Los Angeles Clippers (45-27)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Mbah a Moute F 17:33 1-2 0-0 0-0 +18 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 2
P. Pierce F 14:36 2-5 1-4 0-0 +8 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 5
D. Jordan C 29:11 7-10 0-0 2-4 +11 7 9 16 2 2 2 5 6 0 16
J. Redick G 23:05 4-12 2-7 2-2 +19 0 2 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 12
C. Paul G 25:53 4-11 2-4 4-5 +22 1 5 6 9 1 1 2 1 0 14
W. Johnson   27:38 5-6 3-4 0-0 +5 2 2 4 1 4 3 1 1 0 13
J. Crawford   21:25 3-8 0-4 8-8 +1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 14
J. Green   29:26 6-13 0-0 1-2 -4 3 3 6 0 3 2 0 1 2 13
A. Rivers   22:14 3-8 1-3 1-4 -7 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 8
P. Prigioni   10:17 1-2 1-2 0-0 -2 1 0 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 3
C. Aldrich   16:23 2-3 0-0 1-1 +5 2 1 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 5
J. Ayres   02:19 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Griffin NWT - Suspension.
Total   240 38-80 10-28 19-26   17 27 44 24 19 13 14 11 5 105
  47.5% 35.7% 73.1%   team rebs: 11 total to: 15

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Gallinari
  • Clippers: Dawson, Wilcox

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Clippers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #47 Bennie Adams, #77 Karl Lane
  • Attendance: 19060
  • Duration: 2:10
Denver Nuggets (31-43) Los Angeles Clippers (45-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Jordan vs Jokic
  11:39
[LAC 3-0]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST) 
Harris Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:16 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:07
[LAC 5-0]
Redick Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jordan (1 AST) 
Arthur Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mbah a Moute (1 ST)  10:50  
  10:45 Mbah a Moute Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (1 BLK) 
Sampson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:42  
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:31 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:26
[LAC 7-0]
Mbah a Moute Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST) 
Mudiay Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Redick (1 ST)  10:05  
  10:01
[LAC 9-0]
Redick Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jordan (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:00  
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:40 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:31 Jordan Layup Shot: Missed 
Sampson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:28  
Arthur Running Layup Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:21 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:16 Redick Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:15  
Sampson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:02 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:51 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mudiay (1 ST) 
Jokic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:30 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:26 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST) 
  08:25 Pierce Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (B Adams) 
Mudiay Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:17
[DEN 2-9]
 
  08:01
[LAC 12-2]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST) 
Harris Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  07:51  
Jokic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:48  
Jokic Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:48
[DEN 4-12]
 
Jokic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane)  07:41  
  07:41
[LAC 13-4]
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:41 Pierce Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  07:41 Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:40  
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST)  07:26
[DEN 7-13]
 
  07:06 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:05 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:02
[LAC 15-7]
Jordan Reverse Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Mudiay Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (1 BLK)  06:48  
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:46  
Jokic Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:40 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:33
[LAC 18-7]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Arthur Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jokic (1 AST)  06:12
[DEN 9-18]
 
  05:57 Paul Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  05:35  
Arthur Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:34  
Mudiay Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:21  
Team Rebound  05:21  
  05:21 Redick Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:09 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:53
[LAC 20-9]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Sampson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Redick (2 ST)  04:36  
Sampson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (B Adams)  04:30  
  04:30
[LAC 21-9]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 3 (6 PTS) 
  04:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:30 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Sampson Substitution replaced by Barton  04:30  
  04:30 Paul Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  04:30 Team Rebound 
  04:30
[LAC 22-9]
Paul Free Throw 3 of 3 (7 PTS) 
  04:19 Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Lane) 
Jokic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Paul (1 BLK)  04:10  
Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:09  
Arthur Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  04:05  
  03:59 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:55 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:50 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:48 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Arthur Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams)  03:36  
  03:36 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:36 Team Rebound 
Jokic Substitution replaced by Nurkic  03:36  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Augustin  03:36  
  03:36 Redick Substitution replaced by Je Green 
  03:36
[LAC 23-9]
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (1 AST)  03:23
[DEN 12-23]
 
  02:57 Je Green Driving Bank shot: Missed 
  02:53 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:53 Jordan Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:52 Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  02:52
[LAC 25-12]
Jordan Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Mudiay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (2 BLK)  02:37  
Team Rebound  02:36  
Mudiay Substitution replaced by Toupane  02:36  
  02:36 Paul Substitution replaced by Rivers 
Augustin 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nurkic (1 AST)  02:32
[DEN 15-25]
 
  02:04 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:04 Team Rebound 
Harris Foul: Inbound (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams)  02:04  
  02:04
[LAC 26-15]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:04
[LAC 27-15]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Barton Driving Hook Shot: Missed  01:51  
Team Rebound  01:51  
Augustin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jordan (1 ST)  01:45  
  01:42 Jordan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harris (2 ST) 
Augustin 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST)  01:36
[DEN 18-27]
 
  01:21
[LAC 29-18]
Je Green Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Barton Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustin (1 AST)  01:05
[DEN 20-29]
 
  00:42.9 Je Green Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:38.9  
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Augustin (2 AST)  00:32.0
[DEN 23-29]
 
Nurkic Violation:Defensive Goaltending (B Adams)  00:08.6  
  00:08.6
[LAC 31-23]
Crawford Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  00:05.5 Rivers Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
Augustin 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:01.0
[DEN 26-31]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (31-43) Los Angeles Clippers (45-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Augustin Cutting Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nurkic (2 AST)  11:38
[DEN 28-31]
 
  11:20 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:19  
Nurkic Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toupane (1 AST)  11:07
[DEN 30-31]
 
Nurkic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Lane)  10:55  
  10:45 Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:44 Aldrich Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:44
[LAC 33-30]
Aldrich Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nurkic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prigioni (1 ST)  10:27  
  10:23 Rivers Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (1 BLK) 
  10:23 Team Rebound 
  10:11
[LAC 36-30]
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST) 
Lauvergne Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barton (1 AST)  09:52
[DEN 32-36]
 
Lauvergne Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Adams)  09:41  
  09:37 Rivers Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  09:24 Aldrich Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (K Lane) 
Lauvergne Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustin (3 AST)  09:19
[DEN 34-36]
 
  08:52
[LAC 38-34]
Crawford Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:50 Prigioni Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Lane) 
  08:50  
Lauvergne Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:30 Je Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:16
[LAC 40-34]
Je Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST) 
Nurkic Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:03  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:02  
Nurkic Tip Layup Shot: Missed  08:02  
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:59  
Lauvergne Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:59
[DEN 36-40]
 
  07:40 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:39 Prigioni Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Nurkic Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Lane)  07:30  
  07:18
[LAC 42-36]
Je Green Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:16  
  07:16 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Paul 
  07:16 Rivers Substitution replaced by Redick 
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Jokic  07:16  
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:01 Team Rebound 
Lauvergne Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (B Adams)  07:01  
  06:40 Je Green Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:38 Je Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:38 Je Green Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Aldrich Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:30 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:29 Je Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:28 Je Green Jump Shot: Missed Block: Barton (1 BLK) 
Augustin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:27  
Team Timeout : Short  06:27  
Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:14 Team Rebound 
Lauvergne Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane)  06:14  
  06:14 Je Green Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:14 Team Rebound 
Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Arthur  06:14  
  06:14 Aldrich Substitution replaced by Jordan 
  06:14 Crawford Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  06:14
[LAC 43-36]
Je Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Barton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jordan (2 ST)  05:59  
  05:55
[LAC 45-36]
Je Green Running Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Jokic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:35
[DEN 38-45]
 
  05:09 Redick Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:07  
  05:03 Je Green Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
Barton Substitution replaced by Mudiay  05:03  
Toupane Substitution replaced by Harris  05:03  
Augustin Jump Shot: Missed  04:55  
Arthur Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  04:53  
  04:49 Pierce Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams) 
Augustin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:49  
Team Rebound  04:49  
Augustin Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:49
[DEN 39-45]
 
  04:39 Jordan Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  04:26 Jordan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane) 
Augustin Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:26
[DEN 40-45]
 
Augustin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:26
[DEN 41-45]
 
  04:16 Redick Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jokic (1 ST) 
Harris Running Alley Oop Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Augustin (4 AST)  04:11
[DEN 43-45]
 
  04:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:58
[LAC 47-43]
Jordan Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST) 
Arthur Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Je Green (1 ST)  03:42  
  03:37
[LAC 49-43]
Paul Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Mudiay Driving Hook Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:09 Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:56 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:54  
Mudiay Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK)  02:49  
Arthur Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  02:45  
Jokic 3pt Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:45 Team Rebound 
  02:45 Je Green Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
  02:28 Jordan Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
  02:20 Paul Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams) 
Arthur Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:20
[DEN 44-49]
 
Arthur Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:20
[DEN 45-49]
 
  02:07
[LAC 52-45]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST) 
  01:55 Jordan Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane) 
Jokic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:55  
Team Rebound  01:55  
Jokic Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:55
[DEN 46-52]
 
  01:43 Redick Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustin (1 ST) 
Augustin Running Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:38
[DEN 48-52]
 
  01:26 Paul Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:24 Paul Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  01:22 Jordan Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  01:21 Jordan Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  01:21  
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:53.9 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  00:51.9  
Augustin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
Mudiay Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:39.9  
Mudiay Tip Layup Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:36.3 Jordan Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  00:30.8 Paul Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:26.9  
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:07.1 Jordan Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  00:07.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:07.1 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  00:07.1 Pierce Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  00:07.1 Jordan Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Jokic Substitution replaced by Sampson  00:07.1  
Augustin Substitution replaced by Barton  00:07.1  
  00:00.9 Rivers Hook Shot: Missed Block: Mudiay (1 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (31-43) Los Angeles Clippers (45-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Harris Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:43 Jordan Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  11:38
[LAC 54-48]
Pierce Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Redick (1 AST) 
Mudiay Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
Arthur Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  11:19  
Arthur Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:19
[DEN 50-54]
 
  11:02 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:01 Jordan Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  11:00 Mbah a Moute Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO) 
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:28 Redick Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:27 Jordan Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
  10:05 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mudiay Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:03  
Sampson Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
Arthur Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  09:47  
Arthur Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST)  09:45  
  09:39 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:37  
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (3 BLK)  09:30  
Team Rebound  09:30  
Arthur Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (4 BLK)  09:20  
  09:17 Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:14
[LAC 56-50]
Jordan Running Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST) 
Sampson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:01  
Arthur Rebound (Off:7 Def:3)  08:59  
Arthur Tip Layup Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:55 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:48 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:45  
Mudiay Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (5 BLK)  08:40  
Arthur Rebound (Off:8 Def:3)  08:38  
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed  08:30  
Jokic Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:29  
Sampson Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jokic (2 AST)  08:26
[DEN 52-56]
 
  08:09 Paul Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  08:06 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:50
[LAC 58-52]
Jordan Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mbah a Moute (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:50  
  07:50 Pierce Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  07:33  
Team Rebound  07:33  
  07:33 Redick Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (B Adams) 
Jokic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (6 BLK)  07:24  
  07:21 Jordan Rebound (Off:7 Def:8) 
Mudiay Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  07:11  
  07:11
[LAC 59-52]
Redick Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  07:11
[LAC 60-52]
Redick Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:48 Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Mudiay Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams)  06:42  
  06:42
[LAC 61-52]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Sampson Substitution replaced by Barton  06:42  
Jokic Substitution replaced by Augustin  06:42  
  06:42
[LAC 62-52]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Mudiay Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST)  06:29
[DEN 54-62]
 
  06:10
[LAC 65-54]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mbah a Moute (2 ST)  05:56  
  05:50
[LAC 67-54]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:50  
  05:35 Johnson Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
Barton Free Throw Technical Missed  05:35  
Team Rebound  05:35  
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:27 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:23 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:21  
Augustin Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  05:11  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game (B Adams)  05:11  
  04:58 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:57  
Barton Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:51
[DEN 56-67]
 
  04:35 Jordan Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (4 TO) 
  04:35 Redick Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  04:35 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Je Green 
Arthur Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:16 Jordan Rebound (Off:7 Def:9) 
  04:04 Jordan Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Barton (1 ST) 
Arthur Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:52  
Arthur Rebound (Off:9 Def:3)  03:52  
Arthur Tip Layup Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:52 Je Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Nurkic  03:52  
Mudiay Substitution replaced by Toupane  03:52  
Augustin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Lane)  03:38  
  03:30 Paul Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  03:27 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:25
[LAC 69-56]
Jordan Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST) 
Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Je Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:03
[LAC 71-56]
Johnson Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST) 
Toupane Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  02:47  
Harris Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (K Lane)  02:47  
  02:47 Paul Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  02:28 Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustin (2 ST) 
Barton Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Augustin (5 AST)  02:22
[DEN 58-71]
 
  01:51
[LAC 73-58]
Jordan Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST) 
Nurkic Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:28
[DEN 60-73]
 
  01:02 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:01  
  00:55.7 Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Stafford) 
  00:55.7 Jordan Substitution replaced by Aldrich 
Nurkic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Je Green (2 ST)  00:40.9  
  00:37.8
[LAC 75-60]
Je Green Running Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:20.8  
  00:19.7 Aldrich Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Toupane Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  00:00.7  
  00:00.7
[LAC 76-60]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:00.7
[LAC 77-60]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:39
[LAC 79-60]
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  11:22 Aldrich Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Lane) 
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Augustin (6 AST)  11:09
[DEN 62-79]
 
  10:47 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:44 Je Green Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  10:44
[LAC 81-62]
Je Green Tip Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Augustin Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aldrich (1 BLK)  10:32  
Toupane Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:28  
Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
Toupane Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:23  
Lauvergne 3pt Shot: Missed  10:09  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:08  
Nurkic Tip Layup Shot: Missed  10:08  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  10:05  
Nurkic Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:05
[DEN 64-81]
 
Toupane Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams)  09:45  
  09:45
[LAC 82-64]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  09:45
[LAC 83-64]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Lauvergne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:29  
Nurkic Violation:Kicked Ball (B Adams)  09:29  
  09:11
[LAC 85-64]
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Toupane Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nurkic (3 AST)  08:51
[DEN 66-85]
 
  08:40 Johnson Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (B Adams) 
  08:40 Johnson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  08:40  
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:12
[LAC 88-66]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST) 
Nurkic Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barton (2 AST)  07:48
[DEN 68-88]
 
  07:30 Crawford Layup Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:29  
Lauvergne Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Barton (3 AST)  07:15
[DEN 70-88]
 
  06:48 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:47  
  06:35 Aldrich Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Stafford) 
Nurkic Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Augustin (7 AST)  06:22
[DEN 72-88]
 
Toupane Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane)  06:06  
  06:06
[LAC 89-72]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  06:06
[LAC 90-72]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:50 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Barton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  05:33  
  05:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:33 Crawford Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
  05:33 Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:33 Team Rebound 
  05:33 Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:30  
  05:11 Aldrich Violation:Defensive Goaltending (B Adams) 
Nurkic Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:11
[DEN 74-90]
 
  04:59
[LAC 92-74]
Rivers Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (3 AST) 
Nurkic Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Augustin (8 AST)  04:40
[DEN 76-92]
 
  04:13 Aldrich Hook Shot: Missed 
Augustin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:11  
Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed  04:08  
Team Rebound  04:08  
  04:08 Je Green Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (B Adams) 
Nurkic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Je Green (1 BLK)  04:01  
Team Rebound  04:01  
Nurkic Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Augustin (9 AST)  03:54
[DEN 78-92]
 
  03:28 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Barton Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  03:15  
  03:10 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:03
[LAC 94-78]
Aldrich Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (4 AST) 
Nurkic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (B Adams)  03:03  
  03:03
[LAC 95-78]
Aldrich Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Barton Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lauvergne (1 AST)  02:47
[DEN 80-95]
 
  02:29
[LAC 98-80]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (5 AST) 
  02:19 Je Green Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
  02:19 Aldrich Substitution replaced by Ayres 
Augustin Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:19
[DEN 81-98]
 
Augustin Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:19
[DEN 82-98]
 
  02:02 Je Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:00  
Barton Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  01:37  
Nurkic Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:35
[DEN 84-98]
 
Barton Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  01:27  
  01:27 Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:27 Team Rebound 
  01:27
[LAC 99-84]
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Augustin (10 AST)  01:13
[DEN 87-99]
 
  01:05 Je Green Layup Shot: Missed Block: Barton (2 BLK) 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  01:01  
Nurkic Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Johnson (3 ST)  01:01  
  00:42.4
[LAC 102-87]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rivers (2 AST) 
  00:34.8 Johnson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Nurkic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:34.8  
Team Rebound  00:34.8  
Nurkic Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:34.8
[DEN 88-102]
 
  00:20.3
[LAC 105-88]
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Barton Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:10.7
[DEN 90-105]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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DEN
4th Northwest
33
49
3-7
18-23
15-26
LAC
2nd Pacific
53
29
8-2
29-12
24-17
 
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LAC
2 players 23.8
2 players 16.3
2 players 7.3
2 players 2.7
2 players 2.2