DENVER — Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari hit successive 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets regrouped after blowing a 16-point halftime lead to beat the Clippers 109-106 on Friday night.Nate Robinson scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Nuggets, who snapped a three-game losing streak.Blake Griffin had his second 30-point performance in a row, finishing with 32 for the Clippers, who have dropped their last three games on the road.Jamal Crawford added 20 points and Chris Paul had 17 points and 15 assists. Trailing by 16 at halftime, the Clippers began the third quarter with a 16-0 run to pull into a 59-all tie on a driving layup by Matt Barnes. Denver missed its first 10 shots of the second half before Gallinari connected on a tiebreaking 3.Barnes came back to score on successive drives to the basket, triggering a 12-2 spurt that put the Clippers on top 71-64. Los Angeles took a 74-71 lead into the fourth quarter.The Clippers, though, went cold at the start of the fourth as Denver scored nine straight points for an 80-74 advantage.Things got heated between the teams after Kenneth Faried’s hard foul on DeAndre Jordan with 8:19 remaining. Clippers coach Doc Rivers, Jordan and Hedo Turkoglu were all hit with technicals and Faried’s foul was upgraded to a flagrant-1 following a review.With 4:40 remaining, the Clippers pulled back into a tie at 93-all on a pair of free throws by Griffin. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error No more than two points separated the teams until Chandler and Gallinari hit back-to-back 3s for a 105-98 Denver lead with 2:02 left.J.J. Redick made three free throws to pull the Clippers to 107-103 with a minute remaining and Griffin made his first free throw to cut the margin to three with 12.6 seconds left. He missed the second and the Clippers chased down the long rebound, getting off three desperate shots from 3-point range. But they all missed, the last by Paul going off the rim.Despite committing 13 turnovers in the first half, the Nuggets opened a 59-43 lead, leaning on their outside shooting. Robinson came off the bench early in the second quarter to score 11 consecutive points in a 2-minute span, including three 3-pointers.NotesThe Clippers’ Spencer Hawes missed the game because of a bruised left knee. … The Clippers were called for five technical fouls. … Jordan played in his 266th consecutive game, the longest active streak in the NBA.
Judo practitioner, Larisa Cerić and the tennis player Damir Džumhur are elected as the best sportswoman and sportsman of the year in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The best sportsman and woman were elected by the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Larisa Cerić was proclaimed as the best sportswoman in both categories. ” Davis Cup” representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Damir Džumhur has marked a significant progress of at least 150 places on the ATP list and has won five awards on the ITF tournaments.At the special ceremony of the awards in the Olympic Museum ” Zetra”, awards were given in seven more categories. The best team was the junior basketball representation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The best coach for the year 2012 is the selector of the judo representation, Branislav Crnogorac. The most successful team in the category of Paralympic sports is the Bosnian representation in sitting volleyball that won the gold medal at the Paralympic games in London. In the category of best juniors and cadets, the best were Aleksandra Samrdžić (judo) and Petar Zadro (judo). The best sportsman in the category of non-Olympic sports was karate practitioner Nermin Potur. The special award for the Lifetime Achievement went to the former popular Bosnian football player and coach Ivica Osim. Special awards in different categories went to: Mirza Teletović, Salko Hasanefendić, Football Council of B&H, Husnija Kajmović, Dejana Sadžak, Edin Branković, Milanko Mučibabić and Mehmedalija Bajrić.