See, we gave it courage. We cut off his head. We read the book twice. So why is this zombie still moving? The look on Kavya Leonard’s face on Sunday was a bit like “horror movies”, when big bullying happens and just won’t last, then you know, Dead.
Is not it fun? The Nuggets are suddenly Freddy Krueger, the nightmare that never ends. And after Game 6 a reporter asked Leonard, one of the best players of his generation, if he had an Los Angeles Clips artist.
Forcing Game 7 in the Western Conference semifinals, the Nuggets responded “just cooled down,” after being stunned by watching the Clips for their second consecutive straight playoff victory in the second straight half. “We got cold in that third quarter. Bus. We kept passing the paint, passing the ball. Stabilized a bit and just couldn’t hit the shot. ”
Even if it’s not a choke, the Clippers are swallowing the Nuggets hard right now. And hard, still, keep away. Denver trailed Los Angeles 18-6 in the final seven minutes of the third quarter. The Nuggets then won the fourth, 34–19, winning 111–98 which pushed all the chips into the center of the table all night.
“(There) pressure every game,” said Leonard, who finished with 25 points and eight boards, but did not score a field goal in the third quarter. “Obviously, no one wants to go home.”
Yes, but now the Nuggets know this part of the neighborhood by memory. According to ESPN statistics and information, Denver is the first NBA team to play in four straight Game 7s. And to return by at least 15 points in three different elimination playoff contests since 1997.
Meanwhile, for the first time on Tuesday, Khevi will have to play in Game 7 after going 3–1 ahead of the series 3–1. And teammate Paul George has never Game of the Game 7 was seen in a postseason series in which his squad lifted a 3–1 cushion slip.
“We are still in the driver’s seat. This is not a nervous way, ”said George, who set a team-high 33 points net. “We have a game 7. I like our choice with our group. We put ourselves in this position. And it is up to us to get ourselves out of it. ”
Denver is 5–0 in 6–1 elimination games over the last 18 months inside the NBA bubble. The Nuggets look as if they love the way the wall feels against their backs. The Clippers look as if dodging their courage with a Rusty crowbar.“The more games you win, the more pressure is on the opposing team,” offered Nuggets wing man Torrey Craig, whose 3-pointer gave Denver its first second-half lead in one minute in the fourth period. “Right now, we feel pressure on them.”
This part of the neighborhood never treated the Dock rivers. The Clippers coach has lost every post-season series in the NBA, leading their teams 3–1, but failed to make it out of Game 6.
Rivers’ Orlando Magic snapped a 3–1 cushion during the first round of the 2003 playoffs, dropping three straight Chauncy Billups and the Detroit Pistons. And Doc’s Clips lost three in a row to Houston, after racing to a 3-1 lead to close out the 2015 Western Conference semifinals.
Of course, this is ancient history. And Nuggets is a win away from making something else of its own.