Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets with a comeback win against the Clippers

Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets with a comeback win against the Clippers

After a blowout loss against the Clippers in Game 1, Nikola Jokic and the rest of the Nuggets squad even the series 1-1.

This has been an interesting year for NBA playoffs so far as the Denver Nuggets was able to bounce back in a 110-101 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers after the disappointing 97-120 loss in Game 1 of this series.

Jamal Murray found his shooting touch after struggling in Game 1 as he led the team with 27 points. In addition, Nikola Jokic became very efficient on the floor as he was able to score 26 points shooting 80% from the 3-point line as well as 18 rebounds and 4 assists.

 

A hot start and a solid finish for Denver

The Nuggets went off dominating in the first quarter securing a 19-point lead with 44 points against the 25 points of the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Clippers also had a terrible time on the defensive end in the first half, turning the ball over 17 times and shot 28.1% from the 3-point range.

During the fourth quarter, the Los Angeles Clippers found a way to claw back into the game. Paul George rallied with a 7-0 run to get the Clippers within 91-86. Denver quickly responded with a 10-0 run pushing the lead back to double-digits.

Paul George ended with 22 points with only 36.8% shooting from the field as he and the rest of the squad were struggling offensively. Lou Williams only scored 13 points off the bench.

The Nuggets role players stepped up in Game 2

Aside from the stellar performances from the two Denver stars, the supporting cast did a great job as well. Jerami Grant was able to shut down Kawhi Leonard for most of the game with Gary Harris and Torrey Craig helping on the side.

The Claw only had 13 points on 4 out of 17 shooting which was his worst performance of this postseason since 2016 when he was still with the San Antonio Spurs.

As far as the supporting cast is concerned, the Denver Nuggets also got four players in double figures with Paul Millsap and Gary Harris scoring 13 each, while Michael Porter Jr. contributed 11 and Monte Morris added 10.

If the Denver Nuggets continue with this level of playing the Los Angeles Clippers may be up for an interesting matchup in the NBA bubble.

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