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Nuggets, Clippers battling for playoff position

LOS ANGELES -- The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers will fight for a little elbow room in the Western Conference playoff chase Wednesday when they battle at Staples Center.

With the NBA season having just turned toward the second half, the Nuggets sit toward the bottom of the conference's playoff-eligible teams, with the Clippers a half-game back in ninth place. In fact, they had identical 22-21 records before the Nuggets held on Tuesday for a 105-102 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

But while the Clippers have seen a resurgence with the return of All-Star forward Blake Griffin, the Nuggets appeared to be hitting something of a midseason wall before Tuesday's victory. Denver had lost four of its last five games, before almost seeing a big lead disappear against the Mavericks, although only one of those defeats came at home.

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Leaders
Points: Lou Williams23.3
Rebounds: DeAndre Jordan14.9
Assists: Milos Teodosic5.5
FG%: DeAndre Jordan66.1%
Steals: Patrick Beverley1.73
Blocks: Wesley Johnson1.05
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.7 (19)
Rebounds: 43.6 (17)
Assists: 23.7 (21)
FG%: 45.6% (13)
FT%: 76.8% (15)
3P%: 35.4% (7)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 107.5 (8)
Rebounds: 43.4 (15)
Assists: 21.5 (23)
FG%: 46.2% (10)
FT%: 75.6% (22)
3P%: 36.0% (18)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L Pct GB
Golden State 36 9 .800 --
LA Clippers 22 21 .512 13.0
Phoenix 16 29 .356 20.0
LA Lakers 15 28 .349 20.0
Sacramento 13 30 .302 22.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/6/2018 Tyrone Wallace Signed as Free Agent
1/6/2018 Jamil Wilson Waived
10/16/2017 Tyrone Wallace Waived
10/16/2017 Ike Iroegbu Waived
10/16/2017 Marshall Plumlee Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/12/2018 DeAndre Jordan Sore ankle
1/11/2018 C.J. Williams Sprained right ankle
12/30/2017 Austin Rivers Right Achilles strain
12/11/2017 Danilo Gallinari Strained glute
11/22/2017 Patrick Beverley Sore right knee
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