KEY POINTS

  • The Denver Nuggets have forced a game seven against the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 34 points and 14 rebounds
  • Jamal Murray followed with 21 points on nine of 13 shooting 

The Denver Nuggets have done it again as they force another game seven series after trailing 3-1 against the Los Angeles Clippers. This is the first time in NBA history that a team has rallied back and force a game seven in several 3-1 deficits in the same postseason.

The opening round between the Utah Jazz and the Nuggets was an instant classic as star players Jamal Murray and Donovan Mitchell put on a scoring display. The two put up multiple 50-point games and gave everyone an unforgettable offensive show.

It was Murray and Nikola Jokic once again that led the team to success as they rallied for a 111-98 game six victory. For the All-Star big man, he tallied 34 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. The Serbian also shot 13 out of 22 from the field. This is accompanied by Murray’s efficient night of nine out of 13 shooting that was good enough for 21 big points. To add to these, he also grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists.

The Clippers held on to a strong first half as they had a comfortable 63-47 lead. While it seemed that Los Angeles had control and were preparing a Western Conference Finals berth, the Nuggets rallied back with a game-changing run. The well-rounded offensive flow of Denver propelled them to a huge 30-8 run, as reported by ESPN.

Despite Paul George scoring 33 points coupled with Kawhi Leonard’s 25, the Clippers were unable to slow down the surging Nuggets. Key shots from Gary Harris and Michael Porter Jr. helped Denver outscore LA in the second half, 64-35.

After the game, Jokic had high praise for Murray who has been one of the biggest pieces for the organization.

“He’s a dog who is never gonna quit … there’s no end for him the sky is the limit,” Jokic said by way of Bleacher Report.

It will be interesting to see if the Nuggets can pull through and secure back-to-back come from behind victories. They will be the first in NBA record books to complete such a feat and will give them an added boost of momentum in the future games.

Utah's Donovan Mitchell fires against Jamal Murray of Denver in the Jazz's 124-105 NBA playoff victory over the Nuggets Utah's Donovan Mitchell fires against Jamal Murray of Denver in the Jazz's 124-105 NBA playoff victory over the Nuggets Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / POOL