NUGGETS COMPLETE COMEBACK, OUST CLIPPERS IN GAME 7
Jamal Murray scored 40 points, and the Denver Nuggets completed a stunning comeback in the Western Conference semifinals with a 104-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 on Tuesday at the NBA bubble near Orlando.
The third-seeded Nuggets became the first NBA team to rally from 3-1 deficits twice in the same postseason. They defeated the Utah Jazz in the first round.
Denver will meet the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals starting Friday.
Nikola Jokic had 16 points, 22 rebounds, and 13 assists for Denver, and Jerami Grant and Gary Harris contributed 14 points apiece.
Montrezl Harrell had 20 points for the second-seeded Clippers, who have never advanced to the Western Conference finals in franchise history.
The franchise was 0-8 when it had a chance, dating back to its days as the Buffalo Braves.
Kawhi Leonard managed just 14 points, Patrick Beverley scored 11, and Paul George finished with 10.
Leonard shot 6 of 22 while George was 4 of 16 from the floor.