Nuggets vs. Clippers 2012 NBA Christmas Day: Preview and TV schedule

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Nuggets hope to end the longest winning streak the NBA has seen this season, as they head to Los Angeles to keep the Clippers from winning a 14th straight game.

The Denver Nuggets take on the NBA's hottest team Christmas Day in the second of two games in the Staples Center, as they try to snap the Los Angeles Clippers' month-long winning streak.

It's been nearly a month since Los Angeles last lost a game: they had dropped four straight after a defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Hornets Nov. 26, but since then, they've been perfect, winning 13 in a row. And they haven't just been winning, they've been running opponents out of the gym, with their last five wins all by double digits. The Clips have an awful lot of weapons, with Chris Paul dropping lobs to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, and Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes proving valuable additions with each averaging double-digits off the bench.

Denver hasn't been playing half-badly - they've won four of five as well, with impressive wins over the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs in that stretch - but a win over the red-hot Clippers would be the nicest notch on their belt yet. The offense has been clicking for the Nuggets, with Danilo Gallinari, Andre Iguodala, and Ty Lawson all capable of carrying the scoring load. They're seventh in the league with 105.1 points per 100 possessions, but they give up nearly as many.

Here's the info on how to catch the game, the last in a five-game Christmas Day basketball marathon:

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

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