Spotlight on Chris Paul: Is he the NBA's best point guard? The best in the Western Conference? It's a fun topic of debate in the era of Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker. Paul clearly is the motor on one of the West's best teams. He has an extraordinarily high 26.08 player efficiency rating, third-best in the NBA.
Clippers: Chauncey Billups is listed as day to day because of a back injury. The former Nuggets guard from George Washington High School had been averaging about 20 minutes per game since returning from foot surgery. ... The Clippers have played two memorable games against Denver this season. They beat the Nuggets 112-100 in Los Angeles on Christmas. At halftime, with the Clippers leading 67-48, ESPN's Magic Johnson said he felt like he was watching a new version of "Showtime." The Nuggets got revenge on New Year's Day, beating the Clippers 92-78 at the Pepsi Center. That ended the Clippers' 17-game win streak. ... This is the last Nuggets-Clippers game of the regular season. ... Robert Pack, a former Nuggets guard, is an assistant coach with the Clippers.
Nuggets: Denver is 26-3 at the Pepsi Center this season and 26-11 overall against Western Conference teams. ... Second-year pro Kenneth Faried is coming off his 26th double-double of the season. He had 19 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday night at Sacramento.
Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets preview
Denver Post | Mar 7