George, Leonard Lead Clippers Past Nuggets For No. 2 Seed


 Paul George scored 27 points, and Kawhi Leonard had 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers wrapped up the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 124-111 victory over Denver on Wednesday night.

The Clippers will play Dallas when the playoffs get going next week. The Nuggets will have the third seed and a matchup with Utah.

Lou Williams had 23 points, the third Clipper with 20-plus points. Los Angeles took control in the third quarter and built the lead to double digits down the stretch.

Jerami Grant led Denver with 25 points.