Hot-shooting Clippers crush Nuggets to snap Denver's three-game win streak
Chris Paul flirted with a triple-double with 16 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds. AP

THE Los Angeles Clippers sank 16 triples on an efficient 44 percent clip from beyond the arc to cruise to victory over the Denver Nuggets, 119-102, at the Oracle Arena on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).

Redick hit 10-of-16 shots, including seven triples, to lead the Clippers (21-8) with 27 points. Chris Paul added two treys and was two rebounds shy from having a triple-double with 16 markers, 15 assists and eight rebounds.

The Clippers shooting guard was particularly deadly from deep in the first half, knocking down five treys, in turning a tight game midway through the second quarter, 46-44, into a 68-53 lead at the break.

The onslaught continued for the Clippers in the second half, leading by as much as 29, 88-59, with over four minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Nuggets couldn’t get closer than 17 the rest of the way even with the Clippers starters sitting out the fourth period.

Luc Mbah a Moute started for the injured Blake Griffin and added 14 points, while DeAndre Jordan had a double-double with 13 markers and the same number of rebounds.

Will Barton came off the bench for the Nuggets, who saw their three-game win streak snapped, and led the team in scoring with 22 points. Danilo Gallinari had 17 markers, and Kenneth Faried had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. 

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