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           === Clips put 11-game win streak on the line in Denver ===
 (  - The  Los Angeles  Clippers will  put their  11-game win
 streak  on the  line Monday night when  they visit the Pepsi Center to take on
 the Denver Nuggets.
 The  Clippers haven't  lost since Feb. 21 in Memphis. They've solidified their
 holding  on the third seed in the Western Conference and are just three behind
 the San Antonio Spurs for conference supremacy.
 The  11-game  winning streak  is  the  second-longest in  Clippers'  franchise
 history  and  matched the Spurs and  Portland Trail Blazers for the longest in
 the NBA this season.
 Blake Griffin flirted with a triple-double on his 25th birthday Sunday and his
 Clippers  rolled to a 102-80 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers from Staples
 Griffin  finished  with 21 points, 11  rebounds and eight assists in the rout,
 with  Chris Paul  tallying 16 points and 15 assists and DeAndre Jordan scoring
 15 to go with 11 boards. It was Griffin's 26th straight game with 20 points or
 "We moved the ball tonight," said Paul. "A lot of unselfish plays."
 Seven  Clippers  reached double  figures  in  LA's  11th consecutive  win.  LA
 finished with 32 assists on 42 made field-goals.
 Matt  Barnes,  Willie Green,  Reggie Bullock and  Danny Granger all registered
 double figures.
 The  Nuggets  had a two-game  winning streak  halted on Saturday night. Denver
 polished  off a five-game  road trip through the south with a 97-92 setback to
 the Atlanta Hawks.
 Just  one night  after beating  the  two-time defending  champion Miami  Heat,
 Denver  committed  21 turnovers  in the  setback. The Nuggets  went 2-3 on the
 sojourn, but are 4-3 in their last seven.
 "When  you  play on  the road,  you can't turn  the ball  over 21 times," said
 Nuggets coach Brian Shaw.
 Kenneth  Faried scored 25 points and Wilson Chandler added 12 for the Nuggets.
 Ty  Lawson had 11 assists and nine rebounds, but totaled just two points on 0-
 of-12 shooting from the field.
 J.J.  Hickson registered a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while
 Evan Fournier netted 10 points.
 The  Nuggets trailed by  as many as 21 on Saturday, but fought hard. They held
 the  lead under  two minutes to go,  but the Hawks scored the game's final six
 "Just  a  case of  too little  too late. We  were real  lethargic in the first
 half," said Shaw. "We needed to play the way we played that fourth quarter and
 the end of the third quarter at the start of the game."
 The  teams  split two  meetings this  season with the  home team prevailing in
 both. The Nuggets have won three straight as the host in this series.
 03/17 10:09:35 ET