Terrence Ross starred for Canadian side as he scored a franchise-record 51 points but it was not enough as a 33-25 final quarter saw the Clippers to victory.
The Oklahoma City Thunder won their seventh consecutive game with a 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Kevin Durant returned from a shoulder injury to put up a treble-double for the Thunder, registering 32 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
Wilson Chandler top-scored with 25 points as the Denver Nuggets claimed a shock 109-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
The Nuggets opened up a 19-point lead at the halfway stage and the Central Division leaders could not recover.
D.J. Augustin put up 28 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a narrow 89-87 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Al Jefferson top-scored with 32 points for the Bobcats in a nip-tuck contest that went right to the buzzer.
The Atlanta Hawks blew the Milwaukee Bucks away in the third quarter as they eased to a 112-87 victory.
A 36-19 third stanza ensured there was no way back for the Bucks who saw Brandon Knight pour in 27 points.
Two three-throws with 2.6 seconds to go settled the nerves for the Utah Jazz in a 104-101 win over the Washington Wizards.
Enes Kanter also scored 24 points for the Jazz with Trevor Ariza scoring 23 for Washington.
Kevin Martin scored 30 points in a losing effort as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost 115-104 to the Portland Trail Blazers while the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Houston Rockets 99-81.