Clippers’ season of high hopes ends with a disastrous loss to Nuggets in Game 7 — Press Telegram

Huh. After all the hoopla, the historically high expectations, the appetizing promise of an all-L.A. showdown … the Clippers go down in the second round? It happened. If you’re a Clippers fan, you might say it happens. A young Denver squad walloped the win-now Clippers 104-89 on Tuesday in Game 7 of their Western Conference…

Clippers’ season of high hopes ends with a disastrous loss to Nuggets in Game 7 — Press Telegram

Nuggets stun their way into facing Lakers in Western Conference Finals — Daily News

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — They’re a team that’s faced the firing line six times and seen the other side. The Denver Nuggets are not the team most would have guessed would meet the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, but in the NBA bubble, brute survival is all that matters. And no team has been…

Nuggets stun their way into facing Lakers in Western Conference Finals — Daily News

Doc Rivers Says ‘There’s Nothing Secret Or Magical’ About Winning Game 7s — Portal4News

Doc Rivers said that “there’s no secret” as to why the Los Angeles Clippers continue to blow big leads against the Denver Nuggets, saying it comes down to defensive intensity and free throws. “There’s no secret like potion that something happened. The two things that we didn’t do, clearly defensively, they shot almost 60% in […]

Doc Rivers Says ‘There’s Nothing Secret Or Magical’ About Winning Game 7s — Portal4News

Keeler: Kawhi’s a Monstar. The Nuggets are the Bad News Bears. And Michael Malone’s built an underdog that America’s falling in love with. — Daily News

Monstars vs. The Bad News Bears. Game 7. Winner gets LeBron. “I almost feel like we’re The Bad News Bears and I’m Coach Buttermaker,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone offered on the eve of Tuesday’s showdown with the big, bad Los Angeles Clippers. “We’re a team that nobody really looks at and takes us seriously. And…

Keeler: Kawhi’s a Monstar. The Nuggets are the Bad News Bears. And Michael Malone’s built an underdog that America’s falling in love with. — Daily News

Clippers down to their third swing at reaching Western Conference Finals berth — Press Telegram

One way or another, history. Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinal series between the second-seeded Clippers and third-seeded Nuggets will result either in the Clippers earning berth — at long, long last — in a conference final series for the first time in their franchise’s 50th season. Or the Nuggets will go down as…

Clippers down to their third swing at reaching Western Conference Finals berth — Press Telegram

Kiszla: Living between the brink and a prayer, Nuggets beat Clippers, earn chance to make improbable NBA history — The Denver Post

The Nuggets live somewhere between the brink and a prayer. Their idea of fun? Dancing on a knife’s edge. Without a net. Or so much as a first-aid kit.

Kiszla: Living between the brink and a prayer, Nuggets beat Clippers, earn chance to make improbable NBA history — The Denver Post

Denver’s Michal Porter Jr. makes another statement against Clippers — Press Telegram

This time it’ll be Michael Porter Jr.’s timely shot, block and rebound that’ll come up on sports talk shows, and not any ill-timed postgame comments. The 22-year-old from Missouri shared his frustration after the Clippers won Game 4, 96-85, saying: “We kept going to (Nikola Jokic) and (Jamal Murray) and I think they are two…

Denver’s Michal Porter Jr. makes another statement against Clippers — Press Telegram

mazing players, you can never get mad at that, but I just think to beat that team we got to get more players involved.”

Porter finished with 15 points in Game 4, but got no shots in the fourth quarter.

The talented rookie forward was sidelined last season by a back injury that caused his draft stock to fall to 14th overall, landing him in Denver with the Nuggets, for whom he’s been a contributor this postseason, averaging 11.7 points and 6.9 rebounds.

On Friday, Porter scored all seven of his points in the decisive fourth quarter as the Nuggets staved off elimination with a 111-105 comeback victory over the Clippers. Denver scored 38 points in the fourth quarter to deny L.A. its first conference finals berth in franchise history.

Lou Williams helping Clippers clamp down on Nuggets — Press Telegram

Doc Rivers often reminisces about his first sit-down with Lou Williams after the Clippers acquired the guy known as a professional scorer in 2017. The coach’s message then: “I just want to make it clear, when we’re bringing you in the game, we’re not bringing you in to be a defensive player, we’re bringing you…

Lou Williams helping Clippers clamp down on Nuggets — Press Telegram

Clippers pleased with Ivica Zubac’s effort against Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic — Press Telegram

The last that fans saw of Ivica Zubac on Monday night, the normally mild-mannered center was flinging a towel into the back row of the Clippers’ team seats, frustrated after fouling out with 4:07 left in the Clippers’ 113-107 victory over Denver in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals. Entering Game 4 on Wednesday…

Clippers pleased with Ivica Zubac’s effort against Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic — Press Telegram

Clippers get past Denver Nuggets, take 2-1 lead in Western Conference semifinal series — Press Telegram

Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet (20) defends as Denver Nuggets’ Jerami Grant (9) takes a shot during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Clippers’ Reggie Jackson, left, defends as Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray (27) looks…

Clippers get past Denver Nuggets, take 2-1 lead in Western Conference semifinal series — Press Telegram

NBA fines Patrick Beverley $25,000 for “verbal abuse” of official — Daily News

The NBA fined Clippers guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for “verbal abuse of a game official,” the league announced Monday in a statement from Kiki VanDeWeghe, executive vice president of basketball operations. The fine stems from an incident with 1:04 left in the Clippers’ 110-101 loss Saturday, when Beverley was assessed two consecutive technical fouls and…

NBA fines Patrick Beverley $25,000 for “verbal abuse” of official — Daily News

NBA Playoffs: Jamal Murray scores 27 points as Denver Nuggets tie series against Los Angeles Clippers | NBA News — The Latest News

[ad_1] Jamal Murray scored 27 points and Nikola Jokic had 26 points and 18 rebounds as the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Clippers 110-101 in Game 2 of their Western Conference semi-final on Saturday. Game leaders Denver Nuggets Points: Jamal Murray – 27 Assists: Jamal Murray – 6 Rebounds: Nikola Jokic – 18 Los […]

NBA Playoffs: Jamal Murray scores 27 points as Denver Nuggets tie series against Los Angeles Clippers | NBA News — The Latest News