Den 25 31 25 25 106
LAC 25 26 25 28 104
Date of game: 10/6/2012

Recap: LA Clippers vs. Denver

Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Ty Lawson put home the winning layup as time expired, lifting the Denver Nuggets to a 106-104 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in the preseason opener for both teams at Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Trailing, 104-102 with 7.6 seconds to play, Eric Bledsoe eased home a beautiful reverse layup, tying the game at 104 with 3.1 seconds left.

After a 20-second timeout, Lawson received the in-bounds pass at the top of the key and blew by the Clippers defense, dropping in the deciding bucket with his right hand just as the clock showed zeroes

Lawson finished with eight points on 3-of-6 from the field and Kenneth Faried led the Nuggets with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Jordan Hamilton netted 17 points and Corey Brewer added 16 points off the bench.

Danilo Gallinari finished with 15 points and Andre Iguodala, who came to the Nuggets in the four-team trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Lakers and Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia, contributed eight points.

Bledsoe poured in a game-high 25 points to go with eight rebounds and six assists, while Jamal Crawford donated 19 points off the bench for the Clippers. Matt Barnes contributed 15 points and DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and three blocks in the setback.

Blake Griffin had six points and seven rebounds.

Denver shot 53.2 percent overall and persevered despite turning the ball over 26 times.

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