Rookie Bledsoe Fills In For Gordon To Lead Clips Past Nuggets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rookie Blake Griffin had 18 points, 12 rebounds and a career high nine assists and the Los Angeles Clippers overcame yet another injury to leading scorer Eric Gordon to beat the Denver Nuggets 100-94 on Saturday night.

Eric Bledsoe scored 15 of his career-high 20 points in the fourth quarter, to help the Clippers win their first two games this month, equaling their victory total for February, when they were 2-12.

Newly acquired Mo Williams had 17 points.

Nene led Denver with 25 points and tied a season high with 14 rebounds. Kenyon Martin had 11 points before fouling out with 10.6 seconds remaining. The Nuggets are three games behind Oklahoma City for first place in the division.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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