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Paul scores 40, Clippers top Nuggets 118-111 in OT

Sunday - 10/20/2013, 2:02am  ET

ADAM SOBOLESKI
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Chris Paul scored career preseason high of 40 points and added 11 assists to lead to the Los Angeles Clippers to a 118-111 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.

Paul's layup with 22 seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime. He played 42 minutes, adding seven rebounds and going 12 of 13 at the free-throw line.

Darren Collison had 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting for the Clippers (4-2), who outscored the Nuggets 14-7 in overtime.

Blake Griffin added 17 points and eight rebounds in 39 minutes for Los Angeles, which trailed 104-100 with 47 seconds left in regulation.

Evan Fournier and Anthony Randolph had 16 points apiece for the Nuggets (2-3), who had seven players in double digits.

Denver had a chance to win in regulation, but JaVale McGee's 6-foot jumper from the right side was short at the buzzer.


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