The Clippers, who went 16-0 in December to join the 1995-96 San Antonio Spurs and 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers as the only teams to go a calendar month undefeated, stumbled into the New Year absorbing their first loss since Nov. 26.
Danilo Gallinari led Denver with 17 points while Kenneth Faried contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds and Andre Miller chipped in with 12 points and 12 assists as the Nuggets improved their home record to 10-1.
Blake Griffin scored 12 points and pulled in nine rebounds in a losing cause while DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul were the only other Los Angeles starters in double figures, scoring 11 and 10 points respectively. (Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)
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