There may be more important games between the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets to come, but the home team sent an early message in a potential playoff preview.
DEN SG Gary Harris: 15 points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists
LAC F Kawhi Leonard: 30 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals
LAC SG Lou Williams: 26 points, four rebounds and four assists
Denver controlled much of the game with Gary Harris hitting threes, Jamal Murray attacking and getting to the line and Michael Porter Jr. and Monte Morris providing a spark off the bench to push back any comeback attempts.