Nuggets get All-Star’ed in L.A.

Paul scores 36, Griffin 27 in the Clippers’ 103-95 victory

Randy Foye and the Los Angeles Clippers dunked Jordan Hamilton and the Denver Nuggets 103-95 on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, despite a season-high 18 points for Hamilton. Enlarge photo

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Randy Foye and the Los Angeles Clippers dunked Jordan Hamilton and the Denver Nuggets 103-95 on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, despite a season-high 18 points for Hamilton.

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, Nenę and Rudy Fernandez.

Corey Brewer flushes two of his 12 points Wednesday night in Los Angeles, but the Clippers clipped the Denver Nuggets by eight for the victory. Enlarge photo

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Corey Brewer flushes two of his 12 points Wednesday night in Los Angeles, but the Clippers clipped the Denver Nuggets by eight for the victory.