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Hickson scores 21 points as Nuggets end Clippers' 11-game win streak with 110-100 victory

  • Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye, front, pursues a loose ball with Los Angeles Clippers guard Willie Green in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye, front, pursues a loose ball with Los Angeles Clippers guard Willie Green in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, left, pursues a loose ball with Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, left, pursues a loose ball with Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, drives the lane for shot as Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov, of Russia, covers in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, drives the lane for shot as Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov, of Russia, covers in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

Reserve J.J. Hickson had 21 points and Ty Lawson scored eight of his 19 in a late fourth-quarter run, helping the Denver Nuggets end the Los Angeles Clippers' 11-game winning streak with a 110-100 victory Monday night.

The Clippers' streak was tied for second-longest in franchise history. Their longest, 17 in a row last season, also was snapped by Denver at Pepsi Center.

Kenneth Faried added 18 points and 16 rebounds in a duel in the paint against Blake Griffin, who finished with 26 points and 12 boards.

Down 98-96 with 4:21 remaining, Lawson hit a 3-point to give the Nuggets a lead they wouldn't relinquish. It was part of a 14-2 run to close out the game. The Clippers didn't score again after DeAndre Jordan's dunk at 3:31.