The Clippers could not stop the heart of the Denver Nuggets, as the Nuggets take the series 104-89
Orlando- The Los Angeles Clippers dropped three consecutive games to the Denver Nuggets and the Nuggets steal the series 104-89.
In the first half, both the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers kept the game fairly close. Lou Williams started to find his stroke, as he nailed a couple of shots, made the right decisions with facilitating to the right teammate, and was a bit more aggressive with driving inside of the paint instead of settling for jumpers. Outside of Williams, Montrezl Harrell was putting his imprint on this game early. Harrell was very active on the glass, as well as had a couple big time blocks to start a couple of transition runs for the Clippers. Everything was going good for the Clippers except stopping Jamal Murray. Murray dropped 20 points in the second quarter to cut the deficit to two points at the half, 56-54.
In the second half, the Nuggets really started to heat up and built up a nine-point lead against the Clippers, as the Clippers were trying to figure how to stop the superb three point shooting of the Nuggets in the third quarter. The Nuggets outscored the Clippers 28-18 in the quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Nuggets was in complete control, as Nikola Jokic and Gary Harris put pressure on the Clippers on the offensive end. They were knocking down their shots and making life difficult for Los Angeles. The Nuggets went on to thump the Clippers 104-89.
Kawhi Leonard finished the game with 14 points. Paul George finished with 10 points.