Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (2nd L) goes for a layup against the Clippers in an NBA game at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, the US, on January 10, 2019.
Jamal Murray scored 23 points and Mason Plumlee added a season-high 17 points to go with 12 rebounds for the Western Conference-leading Nuggets, The Associated Press reported.
They're 17-3 at home.
Lou Williams led the Clippers with 19 points, and Danilo Gallinari chipped in 18 against his former team.
Jokic did a little bit of everything. The big man turned in the pass of the night when he threw a full-length strike over a defender to Murray for a dunk in the third quarter. Jokic later had a layup when he bounced the ball off the backboard to himself.
Gallinari received applause from the crowd when he was announced. He joined the Clippers last season after a bulk of his career in Denver. He was limited to 21 games with Los Angeles in 2017-18 due to injuries and didn't suit up when the Clippers played in the Mile High City.
"I root for him. I root for guys that were here and helped me as a young head coach get this thing off and running," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "Gallo was nothing but great in the time I was able to coach him."