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NBA: Nuggets end Clippers’ team-record win streak at 17

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Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8), of Italy, shoots against Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Denver. AP/Jack Dempsey

DENVER — Danilo Gallinari led six Nuggets players in double figures with 17 points and Denver  stopped the Los Angeles Clippers’ franchise-record 17-game winning streak with a 92-78 victory on Tuesday night.

Kenneth Faried added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, who won their eighth in a row at home.

The Clippers, whose point total was two above their season-low, were hurt by poor shooting from 3-point range (5 of 29, 17.2 percent) and the free throw line (13 of 29, 44.8 percent). They were led by Blake Griffin and Eric Bledsoe, who had 12 points apiece.

Andre Miller, starting in place of point guard Ty Lawson, had 12 points and 12 assists for the Nuggets. Lawson, the team said, has been bothered by tightness in his left Achilles’ tendon for the past week, forcing him to miss a game for the first time this season.


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