Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets, Game 4 Western Conference Semifinals. The Clippers have the advantage again after winning Game 3 of the series. For now the team remains the favorite for the conference finals. The Nuggets can still turn the series around if they want to. But the Clippers’ offense is deadly.
Los Angeles Clippers: Win to lock.
The Clippers won Game 3 113-107 and are 2-1 ahead of the Nuggets. But in the second game the Clippers suffered a massive attack that was almost impossible to overcome during the first quarter. In Game 3 the Clippers learned how to prevent the Nuggets from taking advantage. In the most recent game of this series, the Clippers won two quarters. But the other two they lost were by a few points.
The team is number one in the postseason with 121.6 points per game. 44 FG points, 12.7 three pointers, 79.3% free throw shots, 21.4 assists, 7.3 steals, 9.2 offensive rebounds and 3.4 blocks. The defense is the twelfth place in the table. The team allows up to 112.9 points per game, 41.4 FG points, 72.3% free throw shots and 12.9 three pointers.
Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points in the third game, ten more than in the second of the series. George was the Clippers’ top scorer with 32 points, 5 threes and 66.7% FG points. From the bench the Clippers scored 31 points. Lou Williams continues to have the highest average from the bench with 14.3 points per game.
Denver Nuggets: Hope.
The Nuggets played well in Game 3 of the series. But the team made the mistake of pressing in the first quarter as they did in the second game. The Clippers already knew they were going to try the same. The first quarter closed 33-32 in favor of the Clippers. It was a strategy that worked once, but no longer works. For now, the Nuggets should focus on defensive work.
108.4 points per game in the playoffs. 40.1 FG points, 14.1 three pointers, 81.0% free throw shots, 30.7 deffensive rebounds, 10.8 offensive rebounds, 6.2 steals, 4.5 blocks, and 12.3 turnovers. The defense is about the same level as the Clippers with 112.8 points in the playoffs. Additionally, the Nuggets allow 14 threes and 40.4 FG points.
In the third game the only player who scored over twenty points was Nikola Jokic with 32 points. Eight points less than in the victory of the second game. Murray 14 points, Grant 11, Harris 10 and Millsap 11. From the bench 29 points. Murray leads the Nuggets in the playoffs but his best numbers came during the round against the Jazz.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets 09/09/2020 is: take the Los Angeles Clippers -8.0 (SPREAD).
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