Of course. Kenyon Martin, he of the snarling, chip-on-his-shoulder defense, was the guy who changed the game. In an air-tight final minute Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center, with playoff positions hanging in the balance, Martin made a tough tip-in and then blocked a shot for the Clippers, who escaped Denver with a 104-98 win over the Nuggets that was closer than the score suggests.

The former Denver power forward, who wasn't offered a contract extension and ultimately signed with the Clippers, tipped in a missed jumper with 27.1 seconds left, giving L.A. a 98-96 lead. Then, on the other end, he swatted Ty Lawson's layup into the hands of a Clippers teammate with 19.9 seconds left. Everybody made their free throws and the Clips sped out of town with a W in their luggage.