Clippers Vs. Nuggets Final Score: LA Surges In Second Half To Steal A Win In Denver

Every game is a crucial one for the Denver Nuggets, who are one of three teams fighting for the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference. On Wednesday night, the Nuggets fell to the L.A. Clippers 104-98 at the Pepsi Center. Denver held a 12-point lead after the first quarter, but was out-scored in every other quarter by six points.

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Chris Paul had 21 points, eight assists and three steals for L.A. Mo Williams added 19 points and four assists for the Clippers off the bench. Blake Griffin was held to 12 points and seven rebounds.

Ty Lawson scored 24 points for the Nuggets on 9-of-12 shooting, to go along with six assists and four rebounds. Al Harrington came off the bench to add 14 points and eight rebounds. Center Kosta Koufos finished with 12 points and nine rebounds on 5-of-6 shooting.

The loss drops Denver 34-28. Los Angeles improves to 39-23.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more in-depth coverage, head over to Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs. And for updates from around the league, check out SB Nation's NBA news hub.

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