Nuggets End Clippers’ Epic Winning Streak
The Clippers lost 92-78 to the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night at Pepsi Center, ending a franchise-record 17-game winning streak, but nothing seemed to change in the locker room.
The message after the game was clear. The streak is over; the season is not.
“I knew we weren’t going to win the rest of ‘em,” Clippers guard Chris Paul said. “…We’re just upset that we lost. We could care less about the streak.”
The 17-game winning streak that propelled the Clippers to the best record in the NBA prior to Tuesday’s loss, ended with the sound of shots clanging off the rim.
The Clippers shot 38.5 percent from the field. They made 13-of-29 from the free-throw line. And, most puzzling, the Clippers made only 5-of-29 from three-point range despite open look after open look.