The LA Clippers took a commanding Three-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets in Sport Four.
The Denver Nuggets have proved to be a harder check for the LA Clippers than beforehand anticipated, however Doc Rivers’ crew seems to be as much as the problem on this second-round NBA playoff collection.
In a dominant Sport Four win the place LA led all the evening, the Clippers took a commanding Three-1 lead within the collection, shifting one win away from the franchise’s long-awaited first convention finals look that not even Chris Paul and Blake Griffin might present in the course of the Lob Metropolis period.
In the meantime, the Nuggets’ backs at the moment are up in opposition to the wall as soon as once more, which is acquainted territory for them after trailing Three-1 of their first-round collection in opposition to the Utah Jazz. Denver gained three straight video games to take that collection, however the Clippers can be a very totally different caliber of opponent to beat.
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The Nuggets now face elimination after yet one more recreation the place Jamal Murray was stifled by LA’s protection. Whereas Nikola Jokic bought his, ending the evening with 26 factors, 11 rebounds and 6 assists on 11-of-23 taking pictures, Murray struggled as soon as once more to the tune of 18 factors and seven assists on 6-of-15 taking pictures.
The Clippers, in the meantime, bought a monster 30-point, 11-rebound, 9-assist, Four-steal, 2-block efficiency from Kawhi Leonard, who’s merely been unstoppable since Denver smothered him in Sport 2. Whereas Paul George struggled (10 factors on Four-of-10 taking pictures), 4 different Clippers scored in double figures, together with Montrezl Harrell, who added 15 factors in simply 18 minutes off the bench.
Denver was held to 39.7 % taking pictures and dedicated 17 turnovers in a Sport 5 the place the Clips led all through. The Nuggets should be higher in Sport 5 in opposition to a motivated LA squad that may look to shut them out and luxuriate in some further relaxation whereas awaiting the winner of the Los Angeles Lakers-Houston Rockets collection.