Paul George had 24 points, converting 6-of-8 3-pointers, as seven Clippers scored in double figures.
“It’s a big win,” said guard Lou Williams, who had 17 points with five 3-pointers and helped the Clippers’ bench outscore the Nuggets’ 73-49.
The Clippers set the tone early by blitzing the Nuggets with a 17-4 burst to open the game. “We have very talented players, we got some youth, veterans, and when it’s all put together, I feel like we can be one of the top teams. It’s about just keep sustaining our health and trusting each other and just taking it one game at a time.”
Former Clipper Tobias Harris scored 34 points with seven assists and seven rebounds to lead the Sixers to a 115-106 win at home over the New York Knicks on Thursday.
In their last meeting in Philadelphia on Feb. 11, the Sixers defeated the Clippers 110-103 behind 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists by Simmons and 26 points by Embiid.