Read the title above and seeing the picture above tells you all you need to know about what happen in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers. The Denver Nuggets made history on last night. The first team in the NBA to comeback from consecutive 3-1 deficits and advance to the playoffs. The Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference Finals to face the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.
That means it will not be the all LA West Finals that everyone wanted. No Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers. No Kawhi Leonard vs. LeBron James for King of LA. No Paul George vs. Anthony Davis. The Clippers chocked it away.
The Clippers only scored 89 points in Game 7. 89 POINTS in a Game 7 with the season and high expectations on the line. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George struggled badly. Leonard, 14 points, shooting 6 for 22 (27.3%) from the field in 43 minutes of play. George, 10 points, shooting 4 for 16 (25%) from the field in 36 minutes of play. The stars of the Clippers combine for 24 points on 10 for 38 shooting. That's 26.3% shooting for a Game 7. THAT'S HORRFIC!!! Lou Williams scored only 7 points on 3 for 11 shooting. Montrezl Harrell was the only Clipper to show up, scoring 20 points on 7 for 10 shooting. NOBODY else for the Clippers showed up to play.
Marc Spear of ESPN's The Undefeated tweeted this after the game:
The Clippers are now 0-8 in opportunities of going to the Conference Finals and this one is the biggest letdown of all.
Congratulations to goes the Denver Nuggets. Jamal Murray dropped a 40 piece and Nikola Jokic had a triple-double with 16 points, 22 rebounds, and 13 assists. Jerami Grant and Gary Harris scored more points than Leonard and George. Grant and Harris scored 14 points each, combining for 28 points to the Clippers stars' 24 points. That's all you need to know about the chock job by the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Western Conference Finals begins on Friday with all games on TNT.
3. Denver Nuggets vs. 1. Los Angeles Lakers 9PM