The Los Angeles Clippers (10-10) showcased their evolving identity since James Harden’s arrival, overcoming an early deficit to defeat the defending NBA champions, the Denver Nuggets (14-8), 111-102.

Paul George’s 25 points led the charge as the Clippers snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Nuggets, marking a significant step forward for the team.

In their previous encounter last week, the Nuggets secured a 113-104 victory in Los Angeles. However, the Clippers turned the tables in the rematch, demonstrating resilience and newfound cohesion.

Jamal Murray’s return from a sprained right ankle provided a boost to the Nuggets, with the talented guard contributing 23 points in limited minutes.

Despite Nikola Jokic’s triple-double performance with 22 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists, the Nuggets couldn’t maintain their early dominance.

Michael Porter Jr. showcased his scoring prowess with 18 points and nine rebounds, making a significant impact on the offensive end.

James Harden, with 20 points and 11 assists, showcased his playmaking abilities, while Kawhi Leonard contributed 17 points. Norman Powell, coming off the bench, added 17 points, underscoring the Clippers’ depth.

This win signals a positive trajectory for the Clippers, who are gradually finding their identity and cohesiveness with the addition of Harden, making them a team to watch as the season progresses.