Nuggets Further Extend Winning Streak With 107-92 Win Against Clippers
After completely stepping away from the Los Angeles Clippers in the 4th quarter of last nights game, the Denver Nuggets are now 27-3 at home, which ties the Miami Heat for this season's best home game winning record in the entire NBA. This win also marks the 7th victory in a row for the Nuggets.
Throughout the first half, it was a close battle, despite the Nuggets excellent shooting (above 60%) and shutting down Clippers all-stars Chirs Paul & Blake Griffin. Although Los Angeles did not lead before the half, they did manage to pull ahead for very short period after exploiting Griffin's strength and size advantage over the undersized Kenneth Faried.
Once the Clippers starters finally got into a grove (Griffin finished with 17 points and Paul had 16 points & 10 assists, plus Matt Barnes contribution off the bench with 19 points), their 5 game winning streak was brought to an abrupt end. Denver had a superb shooting night hitting 11 three-pointers. Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson had a double double with 21 points & 11 assists, while not committing a single turnover. Kenneth Faried also had a double double with 11 points & 10 rebounds. Andre Iguodala shut down CP3 during most of the game and added to 3-pointers into the mix as well.
After last nights win, pushing the Nuggets season to 41 victories, head coach George Karl secured his 21st consecutive non-losing season, which tied Phil Jackson for the longest such streak in NBA history. Only once during that stretch has his team finished with a .500 record (Milwaukee in 2001-02). Congratulations Coach Karl. A win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, Karl can tie his record of 10 straight winning seasons, as he did from 1991-2001.