Coming into this series, the Clippers were the overwhelming favorites to beat the Nuggets handily. And through the first four games of the series, the Clippers were in the driver seat with a 3-1 lead. But for the second time this postseason, the Nuggets found a way to manage through adversity. Overcoming 16 and 19 point leads on separate occasions just this series to battle back and force a Game 7.
It seemed like the game would end in a close finish from the first half and even through the end of the third quarter. The Nuggets gained a 7 point lead, but this game had so many runs, no one expected what was to happen in the fourth quarter.
The Clippers went Ice Cold, missing their first 11 field goals. It took them over 7 minutes to make one in the fourth while Denver maintained and added onto the lead.
Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic lead the charge for Denver. Murray scored 40 points on 15-26 from the field while Nikola Jokic was a maestro, scoring 16 points, grabbing 22 rebounds, and dishing out 13 assists. The Clippers duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George struggled severely, combining for only 24 points on a combined 10-38 shooting. The Nuggets won 104-89 and will advance to the Conference Finals to play the Los Angeles Lakers. Game one will be played, Friday at 9 pm ET, on TNT
By: Cam Deloatch