Recap: Nuggets vs Clippers (G5)

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers, Game 5
Game Score
Denver Nuggets

111

105

Los Angeles Clippers
PAUL MILLSAP...THE PRODIGAL SON

It had been a relatively quiet NBA Playoffs for Nuggets forward Paul Millsap. If you didn't remember, Millsap has had his fair share of huge performances in important playoff games, going back to his time previously with the Atlanta Hawks. Millsap went nuts in the third quarter of this one, scoring 14 of his 17 points in the 3rd alone. It was a massive moment for the Nuggets who were able to use the play of Millsap to carry some momentum into the fourth quarter. 

NUGGETS RALLY IN 4TH

Down 7 heading into the final frame, the Nuggets needed a massive quarter in order to keep this series alive. They got even more than they asked for. Denver would go on to outscore the Clippers 38 to 25 in the fourth alone, shocking everyone and pushing this series to a crucial Game 6. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray would go on to combine for 48 points in this one. Jokic would also finish with 14 rebounds and 5 assists. 

 

What Did We Learn

Got to tip your hats to Denver, they are not going out without at least throwing some haymakers. 

Los Angeles ClippersCLIPPERS LEAD SERIES 3-2