Not many people could have anticipated the Los Angeles Clippers being taken to a game seven by the Denver Nuggets in this Western Conference semi-final. However, the Clippers will be aware that they will need to be at their very best to overcome the resilient challenge of the Nuggets to reach the Western Conference finals.
When: Tuesday 15th September 2020
Where: AdventHealth Arena
How To Watch: NBA TV
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets Game Seven Odds
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Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets Game Seven Preview
There is nothing more entertaining in the world of sport that a game seven in the NBA playoffs. Everything will be on the line for these two teams, which means the form that they have shown in games one to six will count for very little. Their performances tonight will be the only thing that will be important, and both sides will have to be at their very best to overcome their talented opponents.
It looked very unlikely that the Nuggets would be able to force this game seven a week ago as they trailed the series 3-1. However, back to back victories against the second seeds has turned the series on its head, and the Clippers will only be too aware of the talents that are possessed by the Nuggets.
In case they thought the Nuggets would just roll over, game six was an example of the mentality that has been showcased throughout the playoffs by this team. Denver were able to claim the 111-98 victory to force this game seven, with the winners of the series going on to face the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals.
Once against Nikola Jokic was in stunning for the Nuggets, as he scored 34 points and made seven assists. Denver were forced to battle back after being outscored in the first half by the Clippers. However, the Clippers could only muster 19 points in each the third and fourth quarters. That opened the door for the Nuggets, who scored 30 points in the third and then 34 points in the fourth.
Meanwhile, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard were the two players to excel for the Clippers in game six, as they scored 33 and 25 points respectively. The Clippers will need both of their biggest stars at their very best to overcome what is expected to be a tense game seven with the Nuggets.
Clippers vs Nuggets Picks
The Nuggets have been brilliant in the last two games of this series, and they will take confidence that they have scored at least 100 points in four of the six games to this point. However, their chances of success will hinge on whether they can keep Leonard and George’s points totals down. Coupled with that, they will need a huge night once against from Jokic. However, it is hard to look past the Clippers getting the win, as their biggest players will show why they earn the big money as they drag their team through this testing series.