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Clippers make quick trip to Denver

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Clippers will make a quick pit stop in Denver to take on the Nuggets Monday at the Pepsi Center before returning to L.A. for a lengthy homestand.

The Clippers were able to get back on the winning side of things with Saturday's 102-87 victory over the Utah Jazz, as Jamal Crawford scored 27 points off the bench and Blake Griffin added 25 points with 11 rebounds.

DeAndre Jordan totaled 10 points, 14 boards and three blocks, while Darren Collison finished with 11 points and six assists for the Clippers, who bounced back from Thursday's loss to Golden State and have won 11 of 14 games.

"Our offense started clicking in the second half," Crawford said. "We were able to create energy. We found our rhythm."

Los Angeles shot 51.4 percent for the game, but made only 2-of-12 3-pointers.

The Clippers will begin a five-game homestand Wednesday versus Miami.

Denver has lost two in a row and five of seven games, and is coming off Friday's 100-90 loss to the Toronto Raptors.

J.J. Hickson had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Evan Fournier also had 18 points and Randy Foye contributed 10 points and 16 assists for the Nuggets, who are 0-2 on a four-game homestand and shot 45 percent from the floor. Kenneth Faried (12), Wilson Chandler (10) and Quincy Miller (10) rounded out the double-digit scorers for Denver.

"Everybody is frustrated," said Fournier. "Ty Lawson and Nate Robinson not playing is tough for us but we cannot make excuses. We just have to keep playing."

Lawson (shoulder) is probable for Monday and leads the Nuggets in points (17.9) and assists (8.9) this season.

The Nuggets will close the homestand Wednesday versus Milwaukee and dropped a 112-91 decision to the Clippers on Dec. 21 at Staples Center. The Clippers have lost 11 of the past 13 trips to the Mile High City.

02/03 10:35:23 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
Final
SDP 1
COL 3
Final
PIT 11
MIL 2
Final
WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
Final
CWS 1
BOS 3
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
3rd Intermission
STL 3
CHI 3
 
3rd
COL 2
MIN 4
 
1st Intermission
SJS 3
LOS 0
 
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2