Nuggets use 'physical mindset' and assertiveness to tie series against Clippers

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The Nuggets threw theirs Saturday night, defeating L.A. 110-101 and evening the series at one game apiece.

Coming into Game 2, he was averaging 32.2 points while shooting 56.2% from the field this postseason.

Jokic was immaculate from the jump in this one, getting out to a roaring start in the first quarter scoring 15 points on a flawless 3-for-3 from 3-point land to go with eight boards.

For the game, the Nuggets recorded 7 blocks and 9 steals as a team, while forcing 17 turnovvers out of LA.

Murray led the Nuggets in scoring Sunday night in their 119-107 victory - in his second 50 point performance of the series. As a result, he would finish the game with just 13 points - his lowest playoff scoring output since 2016. After the game, Murray spoke on the meaning behind the shoes and got visibly emotional as he explained just how much playing for them means to him.

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Murray finished the game with 27 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the field.

All-Star center Nikola Jokic chipped in 26 points. Consider, then, that in 385 career games, which includes the postseason, Harris has made three fourth-quarter three-pointers exactly one other time - on March 8, 2017.

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BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Clippers take on the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference second round with a 1-0 lead in the series.

"These shoes mean a lot", Murray told Jared Greenberg after a must-win Game 6 playoff performance against the Jazz. "I thought we had a physical mindset in the Utah series, ". Trailing 103-101 with 0.5 seconds left, the Raptors executed a flawless inbound pass from Kyle Lowry to OG Anunoby, who splashed a 3-pointer for a 104-103 victory.

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