NBA Game Summary - Denver at LA Clippers
(Saturday, March 5th)
Final Score: Denver 105, LA Clippers 89
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Earl Boykins scored 22 points to lead the red-hot Denver Nuggets to a 105-89 win over the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.
Carmelo Anthony added 21 points while Marcus Camby finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets, who extended their season-high winning streak to six games.
Denver outscored its opponent 58-27 edge off the bench and made 8-of-12 three- pointers, compared to only 1-of-7 shooting from behind the arc by the Clippers.
"Our pieces fit very well tonight, especially off the bench," said Denver head coach George Karl. "Since the All-Star break we are playing some good basketball. This team is getting better."
Bobby Simmons scored 18 points and Elton Brand chipped in 17 points and 10 boards for the Clippers, who have dropped two of their last three contests.
Denver led 24-20 after one quarter and extended the lead to 42-31 on a pair of free throws by Boykins with around seven minutes remaining in the half.
The Nuggets continued to add to their advantage as Eduardo Najera's basket in the waning minutes of the period made it a 15-point game and they went into the locker room with a comfortable 59-46 lead.
Denver maintained a double-digit edge after three and headed into the final quarter with an 81-70 lead.
The Clippers never threatened in the final period and fell behind by as many as 20 points.
Andre Miller had 10 assists in the win...Denver won for only the second time in its last nine games at the Clippers...The Nuggets have allowed under 100 points in 15 of their last 16 contests...Denver is 13-4 under Karl....LA had it seven-game homecourt winning streak snapped.
03/06 01:14:42 ET