Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/26/12
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers waited all day to unwrap their present, a game against the Denver Nuggets that concluded the NBA's five-game, Christmas Day bonanza. When they finally got their turn, the Clippers rolled to a 112-100 win in front of 19,346 at Staples Center, extending their franchise-record winning streak to 14 games. At 22-6, the Clippers boast the NBA's best record. At the rate they're going, they will be angling for a spot in the primetime Christmas game next season rather than working the late shift. "That's not really even on our radar," reserve guard Jamal Crawford (game-high 22 points) said of finishing atop the standings. "We just want to play good basketball, continue what we're doing and see how far that takes us." For now, they kept their winning streak alive as they push toward the best season in franchise history -- opening eyes around the league in the process. The key was a 42-point second-quarter explosion in which the Clippers outsco...
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