J.J. Hickson came off the bench and scored 21 points and recorded 11 rebounds, his 25th double-double of the season, to lead the Denver Nuggets to a victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, 110-100. Denver (30-37) picked up the win after falling to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
Hickson shot 9-14 from the field, in a solid outing. Other key performers for Denver were Ty Lawson with 19 points and 5 assists, Kenneth Faried with 18 points and 16 rebounds, and Timofey Mozgov with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Chris Paul had another strong performance for Los Angeles in the loss, scoring 29 points on 10-19 shooting from the field and 9-11 from the free throw line. He also registered 7 assists. Blake Griffin added 26 points and 12 rebounds.
In addition to 23.8% from 3-point range, the Clippers tallied an eFG% of just 41.8%. They are winless (0-6) on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Nuggets, conversely, are undefeated (7-0) when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
This loss snaps an 11-game winning streak for Los Angeles, dropping them to 48-21 on the year.
Next up on Wednesday, the Nuggets square off with the Pistons (25-41). The Nuggets have a 0-1 record against Detroit this season. The Clippers have a 1-0 record against Detroit this season.