The Nuggets fell from sixth to seventh in the Western Conference standings, a half game behind Dallas and with just a two-game cushion in their bid to make the playoffs.
Los Angeles outscored the Nuggets 8-2 in the final half minute to win their fifth in a row and apply more heat on the Los Angeles Lakers in the battle for the Pacific Division title. The Clippers went into the evening only a half game behind the Lakers.
Denver lost for the second time in six games. Ty Lawson led the Nuggets with 24 points.
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