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George leads Clippers past Nuggets despite Jokic’s triple-double

Paul George scored 28 points as the Los Angeles Clippers (48-28) rallied from an early deficit to edge past the Denver Nuggets (53-24) 102-100 on Thursday night. Despite Nikola Jokic’s triple-double performance for the Nuggets, the Clippers secured a crucial victory at home.

The Clippers’ victory marked a significant turnaround, snapping a five-game losing streak at home, despite the absence of Kawhi Leonard, who missed the game due to a sore right knee.

Jokic notched his 24th triple-double of the season with 36 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists. However, his efforts were not enough to lift Denver to victory, as the Clippers held on for a narrow two-point win.

Denver’s head coach Michael Malone was ejected from the game in the fourth quarter after receiving two technical fouls for arguing with the officials.

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James Harden contributed 20 points, six rebounds, and eight assists for the Clippers, while Ivica Zubac added a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Aaron Gordon also contributed 18 points, six rebounds, and seven assists for Denver. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 16 points, while Michael Porter Jr. provided support with 14 points and nine rebounds.

The Nuggets dropped to second place in the Western Conference, falling half-game behind the Minnesota Timberwolves. Meanwhile, the Clippers climbed to fourth place.

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