It can be said that the Denver Nuggets are the most important game of the year, not only showing the continued glory since the trade deadline, but also showing red flags that plague the second team. The Nuggets led by 18 points at one point, allowing the Clippers to climb back into the game, but were ultimately able to maintain a crucial 101-94 victory.
The Nuggets’ starters still looked unprepared and provided an incredible balanced offense, scoring all five double-doubles, and healthy distribution of 28 assists. Jamal Murray led with 23 and used some daggers to block the victory late in the game, while Aaron Gordon continued with 1
Denver has never fallen behind tonight, but that doesn’t mean it was an easy victory. Leonard’s performance in the third quarter was very strong, averaging 11 points per game because the Clippers were able to grab Denver’s lead. Los Angeles did increase the defensive intensity in the second half, with multiple players on Jokic and Murray, which really put Denver’s offense into trouble. The Nuggets also had 9 turnovers in the second half, while only 3 turnovers in the first half.
The real problem is again on the bench. In the fourth quarter, Murray+ had very poor reserves. The Clippers are really focused on stopping Jamal, no one else can score. At the same time, the Nuggets are bleeding on the other end because Paul George, Terrence Man and Iveka Zubak can all score at will. Facu’s meeting records are terrible and seem to be the common thread of all of this. Denver’s bench is 30 to 11 higher.
Nikola Jokic’s game was obviously frustrating. The Clippers did a great job sending two and three teams to bother him, but perhaps the most troublesome thing about him is the lack of foul calls.this is fifth This season, Jokic failed to go online. For a scratched center that spends a lot of time around the basket, this is unacceptable. How the NBA’s top MVP candidate was blatantly denied the star treatment is unrealistic. This is not to say that he had a bad game. The Joker scored 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, +13 that night. So far, Denver is still a better team on the court, and his performance on the fourth hole stabilized the storm. Is he the MVP of the league? He must be.