Clippers hold 52-48 lead over Denver Nuggets at halftime

J.J. Redick

J.J. Redick/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers


The Clippers led by as many as 14 points over the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter Sunday. By the time halftime rolled around, the Clippers led by just four (52-48) at Staples Center.

J.J. Redick led the Clippers with 10 points, Chris Paul and Jeff Green each scored nine and DeAndre Jordan had eight points and 11 rebounds.

The Clippers (44-27) shot 43.5 percent in the half.

D.J. Augustin led the Nuggets (31-42) with 16 points off the bench and Gary Harris scored 11. Denver shot 39.1 percent.

Clippers snap 3-game losing streak with 111-94 win at Denver

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers


The Clippers on Tuesday night snapped their three-game losing streak with a 111-94 victory at Denver.

All five Clippers starters scored in double figures with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan leading the way with 18 points apiece. Jordan added 11 rebounds, four blocks and three assists and Griffin had 10 rebounds and four assists.

J.J. Redick scored 16, Chris Paul 15 and Wesley Johnson 11. It was Johnson’s first start of the season. Paul also had 10 assists and three steals.

Jamal Crawford scored 15 off the bench and Josh Smith scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds, doled out two assists, blocked a shot and made a steal in 18 minutes.

The Clippers (7-7), who have struggled from 3-point range this season, shot 40 percent (8 of 20).

Danilo Gallinari led Denver (6-9) with 20 points and 18 rebounds, Nikola Jokic scored 16 and Gary Harris had 14 points.

The Clippers helped hold the Nuggets to 39.7 percent shooting.

The Clippers, once again, were outrebounded – this time 48-43.

The Clippers had only seven turnovers.