Here are the highlights of the Game 5 Western Conference Semi-Finals match between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets which was scheduled on September 12, 2020 (Local Time).
The Denver Nuggets survives the 16-point advantage of the Los Angeles Clippers and forces a Game 6.
The Denver Nuggets’ top leading scorer in this game is Jamal Murray. Also, he almost finished the game with a triple-double as he scored 26 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, and dished out 7 assists.
“The Joker” had a big impact in this game as he scored 22 points and grabbed 14 boards. He also made a three-point shot to give his team its first lead of the game.
The veteran, Paul Millsap, had a hot quarter in the third quarter as he scored 14 of his 17 points in that quarter alone. Not only that, but he also grabbed 6 rebounds.
On the contrary, the Clippers’ effort to close out the series was just outstanding. But, they just got overpowered by the Nuggets in the second half.
Their leading scorer, Kawhi Leonard, scored 36 big points, grabbed 9 rebounds and also went active in the defensive end as he picked 3 steals. In addition to his big game, he also made 3 three-pointers in the last seconds of the game to somehow regain the lead, but it just not enough.
His dynamic duo, Paul George, scored 26 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. He is also the player who played most of the game as he played 42 minutes of action for the Clippers.
Los Angeles Vs Denver Game 5 Box Score
Nuggets (111) – Murray 26, Jokic 22, Millsap 17, Morris 12, Grant 10.
Clippers (105) – Leonard 36, George 26, Morris Sr. 12, Beverley 10, Harrell 6.