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Clippers beat Nuggets 112-100 to claim 14th straight win and NBA's best record at 22-6

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    Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes, right, goes to lay up the ball as Denver Nuggets' JaVale McGee (34) defends and Clippers' Ronny Turiaf of France looks on during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) is fouled by Denver Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari (8) of Italy during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, right, passes the ball under pressure from Denver Nuggets' Andre Iguodala (9) and Danilo Gallinari, center, during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)The Associated Press

Jamal Crawford led a dominant performance by the Los Angeles reserves with 22 points and the Clippers defeated the Denver Nuggets 112-100 on Tuesday night, extending their franchise-record winning streak to 14 games.

Matt Barnes added 20 points — one off his season high — as the bench outscored the Clippers starters 64-48 in claiming the NBA's best record at 22-6, one win better than Oklahoma City which lost to Miami earlier Tuesday.

Kosta Koufos and Jordan Hamilton scored 16 points each for Denver in the finale of a Christmas Day doubleheader at Staples Center. The Lakers, who play the Nuggets on Wednesday night in Denver, beat the Knicks 100-94 in the first game.

Ty Lawson added 15 points for the Nuggets, who fell to 7-13 on the road, where 22 of their first 32 games are being played.