The Denver Nuggets pulled off an incredible comeback in Game 6 to come out on top over the Los Angeles Clippers by 111-98, forcing a do-or-die Game 7 in their Western Conference semifinal series.
Despite a 15-point deficit closing the half, Nuggets still prevailed, outscoring the Clippers by 29 points through the final two quarters. Raptors win double-OT over Celtics news you can see at here!
With the similar situation, the Nuggets have found a comfort zone being backed against the wall in times of elimination, just like when they were down 3-1 on their opening round against the Jazz, and now pushing the Clippers to a Game 7 after falling behind 3-1, making them 5-0 when facing elimination.
Nikola Jokic with a calm demeanor despite facing elimination, put up big numbers for his team with his one-legged stepbacks when crucially needed, as he tallied 34 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 assists.
“Nikola is a guy that never gets rattled. He never looks desperate,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said. “There’s no, ‘OK, he looks like he’s losing his poise’ and now everybody else does. He’s just a picture of calmness, of steadiness, and then he puts the team on his back and makes some of the plays he makes.”
Nuggets guard Jamal Murray had an efficient 9-of-13 from the field, 21 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, two steals, and finishing as a team-best plus-14 in 41 minutes.
Paul George led the way for the Clippers, finishing with 33 points while Kawhi Leonard contributed 25, yet both stars struggled making shots being below 50 percent from the field.
Clippers guard Patrick Beverley got fouled out in less than 18 minutes of action. He had just two points, two rebounds, four assists and two turnovers.