Wow. Just wow.
The Denver Nuggets upset the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday night. The Nuggets came back from being down 3-1 to punch their ticket to the Western Conference finals. The Nuggets will now prepare for a date with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers - the Clippers are on a date with the sea, because they've gone fishing.
- Give Denver its flowers
The Nuggets have won six consecutive elimination games. They trailed 3-1 before coming back and winning the first-round series against the Utah Jazz. They trailed 3-1 again before coming back from double-digit deficits in each of their last three games against the Clippers in the second round.
It's the two-headed Nuggets monster, for me. Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic are one of the best duos in the NBA.
Murray has proven to be a killer.
He out-shot Donovan Mitchell in the first round then scored 40 in Game 7 (making 15 of his 26 shots, six of his 13 triples and all four of his free throws) to bury the Clippers.
Jokic has proven to be a nightmare matchup, a point guard at the center position who sees plays before they materialize.
In Game 7, he finished with a triple-double - 16 points, 22 rebounds, and 13 assists - to go with three blocks and two steals. Across the playoffs as a whole, he's averaging 25 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.