Call it ironic. Call it bittersweet. But Wednesday night it was Kenyon Martin getting some sweet revenge against his former team.
It’s hard to fault the Nuggets, who played a very complete and competitive game. They just couldn’t come up with the plays late in the game. They were outscored 22-11 to finish the game. Mo Williams did a lot of the damage, hitting three treys in three minutes – including a deep three to beat the clock and put the Clippers up for good with five minutes left in the game.
The matchup between Chris Paul and Ty Lawson was as entertaining as advertised. Lawson got things going in the first quarter, scoring nine of his 25 points in the opening quarter. Paul answered to score nine in the third to help the Clippers overcome a six-point deficit.
- Martingot a standing ovation from the fans, well, up until his tip-in in the closing minutes.
- Wesley Woodard and Champ Bailey sat courtside with rapper Tyga.
- Former Nuggets point guard and current assistant coach Robert Pack and Lawson got in a shouting match after Lawson hit a jumper in the fourth quarter.