The LA Clippers faced off against the Denver Nuggets in NBA season 2020-21 on Christmas Day, and it was barely even close. The visiting team went into the game all guns blazing, and while the Nuggets had a good run in the fourth quarter, they couldn't make it last nearly long enough to catch up.
This was indeed a very good game, and the NBA community vigorously reacted to the match on Twitter after the game.
Twitter reacts as LA Clippers blowout the Denver Nuggets on Christmas Day
Many expected for the game between the Denver Nuggets and LA Clippers to be a close one. Unfortunately for the former, it was anything but that. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George came out firing, giving the Clippers a massive lead and Nuggets a mountain to climb.
The Denver Nuggets seemed sluggish for most of the game. On the offensive end, the franchise looked unconcerned at times, and for some stretches, just couldn't buy a bucket. As for defense, the team has never had immense quality on that end of the floor, and it showed, as the LA Clippers practically scored at will in this game.
It must be mentioned that there was a period where Jamal Murray was heating up and did start to reduce the LA Clippers' lead. But after Kawhi Leonard had to leave the court with an injury, Paul George took over on the offensive end and silenced the Denver Nuggets before any real chance of a comeback materialized.
Overall, the Denver Nuggets have been given a lot to think about after this game. The team was starting to be regarded by many as one of the best teams in the West,despite it being a very stacked conference. But if the team continues to play this complacently, it won't be long before the franchise falls off the path to an NBA championship.
While the LA Clippers were emphatic, fans of the franchise will be worried as well. The injury of Kawhi Leonard didn't look pretty, and right now, it is unclear how severe it may be. Given the form the player was in prior to the unfortunate event, many will hope he can return for the next game and continue to lead the franchise as he has.
Published 26 Dec 2020, 12:16 IST