Nuggets take Clippers to Game 7 in West

September 14, 2020
Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray (right) celebrates with Monte Morris (11) after an NBA conference semi-final play-off basketball against the Los Angeles Clippers yesterday.
Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray (right) celebrates with Monte Morris (11) after an NBA conference semi-final play-off basketball against the Los Angeles Clippers yesterday.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (AP):

Flights home from the NBA's bubble are planned whenever a team is on the cusp of elimination, just in case they're needed.

Denver is in no hurry to board that plane.

The never-say-die Nuggets pulled off another season-saving comeback -- and, after rallying from 19 points down with 22 minutes remaining, they'll see the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 tomorrow night for a berth in the Western Conference finals.

Nikola Jokic had 34 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, and the Nuggets topped the Clippers 111-98 on Sunday to even their West semi-final series at three games apiece. The Nuggets will try to become the first team in NBA history to rally from a pair of 3-1 deficits in the same postseason, after doing so against Utah in the West first round.

Jamal Murray scored 21 for Denver, which got 16 from Gary Harris, 13 from Michael Porter Jr and 10 from Monte Morris.

Paul George had 33 points, Kawhi Leonard scored 25 and Lou Williams had 14 for the Clippers, who are now 0-7 in games where they could clinch a trip to the conference finals.

The Nuggets were down 16 at the half -- the fourth time out of six games in the series when they trailed by at least that many in a game -- and eventually fell behind by as many as 19 in the third quarter.

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