LOS ANGELES Chris Paul scored a season-high 36 points, Blake Griffin added 27, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Denver Nuggets 103-95 on Wednesday night to snap a two-game skid in their last game before the All-Star break.
Paul and Griffin are headed to the game as starters in Orlando, having led their team to a 20-11 record in the first half of the lockout-shortened season. Griffin had 12 rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan had 16 boards as the Clippers improved to 12-4 at home.
Arron Afflalo scored 20 points, and rookie Jordan Hamilton added a season-high 18 points for the injury-riddled Nuggets, who lost their fifth in a row on the road. They played without Danilo Gallinari, Ty Lawson, Nenê and Rudy Fernandez.