Here are the highlights of the Game 1 Western Conference Semi-Finals match between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets which was scheduled on September 4, 2020 (Local Time).
The well-rested and happy feet of the Clippers dominated the heavily utilized legs of the Nuggets. LAC now has the edged 1-0 in their best-of-seven series.
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George had a combined 48 points in the victory and head coach Doc Rivers made sure that his two superstars will be once again fresh in their Game 2 duel as both players only logged 33 and 32 minutes respectively.
Motrezl Harrell Denies Michael Porter Jr.
Montrezl Harrell had 15 points in just 19 minutes of action yet his presence inside the court boosted the energy of his squad through his tenacious defense. One of those is the clean block against the slam dunk attempt of Michael Porter Jr.
Nuggets Jamal Murray who averaged more than 40 points per outing during their quarterfinals series versus the Utah Jazz got clamped down and only good for 12 points.
Nikola Jokic who is the prime catalyst in their sudden death match from the previous round registered 15 points and three rebounds.
For sure, Denver’s superstars are expected to make a strong bounce back in their next games making sure their title bid keeps burning.
Los Angeles Vs Denver Game 1 Box Score
Clippers (120) – Zubac 4, George 19, Leonard 29, Morris 18, Beverley 8, Williams 10, Shamet 4, Green 7, Harrell 15, Mann 4, McGruder 2
Nuggets (97) – Jokic 15, Murray 12, Grant 12, Harris 5, Millsap 13, Porter Jr. 5, Craig 6, Morris 12, Plumlee 4, Dozier 6, Bates-Diop 1, Daniels 2, Bol 4