Denver Nuggets have revived their best-of-seven series against the second-seeded Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. The Western Conference semifinal is currently hanging on a balance after Nuggest defeated Clippers 110-101 on Game 2, near Orlando.
The tip-off is scheduled at the AdventHealth Arena, at 9.00 PM Eastern Time. Both of the teams are looking for a win on Monday to have a one-game advantage at their best-of-seven game series. Jamal Murray who scored only 12 points in the first game, returned to his quality after scoring game-high 27 points on Saturday.
Murray’s 27 and Nikola Jokic’s 26 helped Nuggets to get even with Clippers on Saturday. Meanwhile, Kawhi Leonard, who had best points per game in the playoff series showed his worst performance on Saturday. Kawhi scored just 13 points with 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Leonard had scored at least 29 points in each of the previous games in playoffs.
Leonard has played 32 playoffs game in his career, and this was his only third game in which he dropped less than 20 points. The Nuggets were brilliant adjusting their game against Clippers on Game 2, and now CLippers need the adjustments to get a win on Monday. Even Kawhi realised that his opponents came aggressively at both offence and defence on Saturday.
NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semi-Finals: Clippers V Nuggets [ Series Tied 1-1]
Game 1: DEN 97-120 LAC
Game 2: DEN 110-101 LAC
Game 3: LAC DEN | 9.00 PM ET on Monday (6.30 AM IST Tuesday)
Game 4: LAC DEN
Game 5: DEN LAC
Game 6: LAC DEN | TBD (only if necessary)
Game 7: DEN LAC | TBD (only if necessary)
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Nuggets: Paul Millsap, Monte Morris, Jerami Grant, Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray
Clippers: K. Leonard, M. Morris Sr., I. Zubac. P. George, L. Shamet