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Denver Nuggets 104-89 LA Clippers: Twitter explodes as Jamal Murray masterclass knocks out woeful Kawhi Leonard and Paul George

Denver Nuggets completed a mind-blowing comeback
Denver Nuggets completed a mind-blowing comeback
Rupam Nag
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Modified 16 Sep 2020, 09:39 IST
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The Denver Nuggets completed a staggering turnaround from 1-3 down in the Western Conference Semifinal series against the LA Clippers to win 4-3.

This is the second time in a row the Denver Nuggets have saved a series after trailing 1-3, as they also snatched victory straight out of the hands of the Utah Jazz in the first round of the NBA Playoffs this year.

Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic were on a tear as the Denver Nuggets annihilated the LA Clippers in the second half.

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George struggled in the all-important game, as did the rest of their teammates. The LA Clippers shot well less than 40% from the field in response to the Denver Nuggets' 50% shooting. Doc Rivers' team was also heavily out-rebounded 37-53.

NBA Twitter expressed their shock at witnessing one of the biggest upsets this season and congratulated a resilient Denver Nuggets team.


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Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets torch the LA Clippers

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Murray was on fire in Game 7
Murray was on fire in Game 7

Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray entered the fray with one clear motive - to win. The Canadian dropped 40 points on the most important evening of the Denver Nuggets' season. Twitter hailed the 23-year-old and his unforgettable performance.

As expected, Jamal Murray wrote NBA history as he became the second-youngest player to score 40 or more points in a Game 7.


NBA players and fans ridicule the LA Clippers

Paul George struggled badly in game 7
Paul George struggled badly in game 7

There was no respite for the LA Clippers as NBA Twitter mauled them for letting a 3-1 lead slip despite being heavy favorites to not just win the series, but also the NBA Championship.

Damian Lillard recalled his previous beef with the LA Clippers players and made sure to hand it to them.

Stephan A. Smith couldn't not contain his shock at the debacle the LA Clippers had just allowed.

NBA and LA Lakers legend Magic Johnson said the current LA Clippers team is reminiscent of the one from back in 2015.

The Denver Nuggets now face the LA Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. For the LA Clippers, it's back to the drawing board.


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Published 16 Sep 2020, 09:39 IST
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