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                  === Foye's 3 lifts Nuggets over Clippers ===
 Denver, CO ( - Randy Foye fixed a broken play at the buzzer,
 draining  a miracle  3-pointer to send the Denver Nuggets over the Los Angeles
 Clippers 116-115 in a thriller at Pepsi Center.
 Matt  Barnes  provided the 22nd  lead change in  a back-and-forth affair on an
 unlikely  3-pointer  with 6.2 seconds  remaining, leaving just enough time for
 the Nuggets to steal a win.
 J.J. Hickson held the ball near the top of the key for a slow-developing pick-
 and-roll,  and Foye  rushed over to take  the ball away from the big man. With
 Blake  Griffin in his  face, Foye faded away from 30 feet and released it just
 before the buzzer, sliding on his back as the ball dropped through the net.
 "Man,  it's  surreal. Pandemonium.  Chills went through  my body. My teammates
 jumped on me. I think somebody hurt my leg, but I didn't feel anything. I just
 went numb. It's just an unbelievable feeling," Foye said.
 The  Nuggets, who have  relied heavily on their bench all season, saw all five
 of  their  starters score  in double  figures. Kenneth  Faried finished with a
 career-high 28 points with 11 rebounds and Ty Lawson scored 27 in the win.
 Griffin  poured in 36 points to lead the Clippers, who got 19 points from both
 DeAndre Jordan and Jamal Crawford.
 "Overall  the defense  was pretty good. (Foye) made a tough shot. It happens,"
 LA head coach Doc Rivers said.
 Los  Angeles,  which has now  dropped two of its  last three, held the largest
 lead  in  the fourth quarter at  six, 107-101, before the Nuggets scored eight
 straight points to keep the seesaw battle going.
 After Jordan, a 41.3 percent free throw shooter, tied things again with two at
 the  stripe,  Griffin knocked  an offensive  rebound away  from Faried and got
 behind the Denver defense for a go-ahead dunk with 1:29 remaining.
 Whistles  were  quick to blow on  the next three possessions, and Griffin's 1-
 of-2  showing  sandwiched around Lawson  and Wilson Chandler's two free throws
 found the Clippers trailing by one, 113-112, inside the final minute.
 Griffin grabbed his 11th rebound on a Lawson miss to set up Barnes' triple.
 A tight first quarter featured six lead chances, seven ties and 15 points from
 Los  Angeles held  a slim  29-25  lead heading  to  the second  and scored  11
 straight points in the early stages to build a 13-point cushion.
 Denver,  however, ended the  half on an 11-2 run, and it was fittingly tied at
 60-60 at the break.
 An  equally-even  third quarter  ended with  Quincy Miller  coming away with a
 steal  and going  a coast-to-coast for a  layup just before the buzzer to give
 the Nuggets an 82-81 advantage.
                                   Game Notes
 Jordan  pulled down  12  boards and  has posted  double-digit  rebounds in  28
 straight  games, breaking  Blake Griffin's franchise record set in the 2010-11
 season  ... Hickson  checked in with 17  points and 12 rebounds while Foye and
 Chandler  each  scored 14 for  the Nuggets, who held  a 52-37 advantage on the
 glass  and  scored 16  more second-chance points  (24-8) ... Denver's reserves
 combined for 16 points, 25 fewer than their season average.
 02/04 01:47:14 ET

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