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Clippers Vs. Nuggets: Roll Camera, Blake Griffin Is In Town

There isn't an official report out that the YouTube servers are near capacity, but a quick search on Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, tonight's Denver Nuggets opponent, and you can see why that might be in question.

All eyes should focus on Griffin every time he touches the ball.  He is that special of a player. A highlight reel waiting to happen. Even though his team is 4-15, Griffin makes the Clippers a must watch event and should make the Pepsi Center crowd gasp at least once tonight.

Griffin is supported by leading scorer Eric Gordon, a third year guard out of Indiana, Baron Davis and big man Chris Kaman, who looks to be healthy after suffering an ankle injury and missing the Clippers' last game.

A key for the Nuggets tonight is the play of guard J.R. Smith, who has been en fuego over the last two games, pouring in a combined 50 points while coming off the bench. If Smith can remain hot, the Nuggets are a very tough team to beat.

The Nuggets, 11-6, seem to be relatively healthy now that Carmelo Anthony has recovered from flulike symptoms, the Birdman, Chris Andersen is back from a wounded knee, and Chauncey Billups is fully recovered from a gnarly on-court fall a week ago. The only injury to report in Kenyon Martin, who looks to be improving from an injured knee.

On the injuries, Nate Timmons of Denver Stiffs commented

It was nice deleting Chris Andersen's and Chauncey Billups' names from the injury report I add to my previews. Can't wait to get rid of Kenyon Martin's name as well. The Clippers welcomed Baron Davis back to the lineup Wednesday. Davis has missed 14 games this season and did not play in the first meeting against the Nuggets. Against the Spurs he played 24 minutes and handed out 10 assists, including a sweet alley-oop to Griffin.

Tip tonight is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center. You can also catch the game on Altitude from the comfort of your couch or local watering hole.

An now for your obligatory Blake Griffin highlight