This should be the lesson and the big challenge for the Clippers next year. For all the talent, the beef and the basketball IQ they have collectively, nothing will beat a team that is cohesive and willing to dirty themselves deep in the trenches.
There is so much at stake for the Clippers in this game. After the massive investment to bring in Kawhi, George, Marcus Morris and the rest, a loss now will be a huge downer. Coach Rivers will have to get this team mentally and physically prepared to do battle. Failing that, this could be the end of the Clippers’ title dreams for the years ahead.
With this year’s uncertainties, NBA basketball has never been as unpredictable as it has now. Who knows? If they continue playing smooth Denver ball, this could finally be the year the Nuggets get to ball.
We are down to the Final Four. Who do you have reaching the Finals?
Last Sunday, the Denver Nuggets outlasted the Utah Jazz 119-107 to pull even in their best-of-7 series 3-all. This means an exciting winner-take-all 7th game
The Eastern Conference battles for the 1st round are more predictable. Easier assignments for the big guns, but the plot gets interesting in the second round of the playoffs. Who you got?