LOS ANGELES – Eric Gordon scored 28 points, including four 3-pointers, to help the Los Angeles Clippers snap the Denver Nuggets' four-game winning streak with a 106-93 victory Wednesday night.
Blake Griffin had 22 points and 18 rebounds to tie a franchise record with his 22nd consecutive double-double, while DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and tied a career high with 20 rebounds for the Clippers.
Los Angeles outrebounded the Nuggets 57-43 to halt a four-game losing streak against Denver.
Carmelo Anthony had 31 points and Chauncey Billups added 25 for the Nuggets, who took their only lead early in the first quarter.
Billups made five of seven 3-pointers, including three in the second half to keep the Nuggets within striking distance.
After his 3 trimmed the Clippers' lead to 89-83 with 7:02 remaining, Los Angeles responded with consecutive 3-pointers from Gordon and Baron Davis to stay comfortably ahead.
In the previous meeting, the Nuggets shot an NBA season-high 59 free throws to beat the Clippers 109-104 on Dec. 3. This time, Denver made 25 of 31 free throws while the Clippers converted 18 of 27.
The Nuggets welcomed the return of forward Al Harrington, who missed the last four games with a dislocated right thumb. It marked the first time all season Denver had its entire roster healthy, but the team took another blow when backup point guard Ty Lawson sprained his left knee with 4:59 left in the second quarter and didn't return
The Clippers led by as many as 15 in the first half.
The Nuggets trimmed the lead to 51-43 at the break after Billups scored six straight points, including a four-point play to end the half.
The Clippers snapped a 33-all tie in the second quarter with a 13-1 run capped by Jordan's two-handed, reverse alley-oop dunk in transition.
Griffin had his own highlight-reel play during that stretch, a thunderous, one-handed, alley-oop dunk off a feed from Davis that put Los Angeles ahead 40-34.
NOTES: Griffin will join Milwaukee point guard Brandon Jennings and big men JaVale McGee of Washington and Serge Ibaka of Oklahoma City in the Feb. 19 slam dunk contest at Staples Center during All-Star weekend, the NBA announced Wednesday. ... The Clippers had nine assists and shot 51.9 percent in the first quarter to take a 30-23 lead.