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Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets, American Basketball League Postseason, Match Prediction

Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers lock horns in Game-4 of their postseason series in the American Basketball League 2019-20

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Clipper and Nuggets square off in Game-04 to come close to the finishing line. Clippers took away the first game and the Nuggets squared the series by taking the second game 101-110. In the third game, the Clippers outplayed Nuggets 111-107 to take a 2-1 lead in the playoff series. Nuggets led by 2 points at the half-game after the competitive two quarters. Nuggets continued their advantage to take the 3rd quarter 29-27 and going into the final quarter, they led by 4 points. Denver couldn’t replicate their last game’s success when they won the match after the early lead from the first quarter. Clippers put a solid defense and the duo Leonard-Paul George helped their side to take the final quarter 19-29. 

Paul George led Clippers with 32 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. Leonardo scored a double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds. For Nuggets, Nikola Jokic chipped in 32 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists, despite having a wrist injury. Murray contributed 14 points plus 9 assists while Michael Porter added 18 points plus 10 boards coming off the bench. 

Clippers shot 54.7 percent from the floor, including 11 out of 31 from the 3-points range while Denver Nuggets shot 46.8 percent field goals, including 11 out of 34 from the beyond the arc. Clippers once again dominated the offensive rebounds with 36-41 and forced 17 Denver Nuggets turnovers in the victory. In offensive -leaders, the Clippers are leading the chart in the league with scoring 121.6 points per contest. They are also standing at the top in field goals with shooting 50.3% from the floor. Denver needs to correct their issues. In Game-03, the first quarter lead saved them, despite losing the last three quarters. In the previous game, they were great in the first three quarters and slipped in the final quarter. Clippers are again entering as the favorites on Wednesday and if Denver stops Clippers below 110, they might surprise them. 

Possible Lineups 

Los Angeles Clippers 

Patrick Beverley (PG), Paul George (SG/SF), Kawhi Leonard (SF), Marcus Morris (SF/PF), Ivica Zubac (C)

Denver Nuggets 

Jamal Murray (PG/SG), Gary Harris (SG), Jerami Grant (SF/PF), Paul Millsap (PF/C), Nikola Jokic (C)

Key Players 

Los Angeles Clippers 

Kawhi Leonard (SF): 29.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists 

Paul George (SG/SF): 20.4 points, 6.7 rebounds 

Marcus Morris (SF/PF): 13.1 points, 5.1 rebounds

Denver Nuggets 

Jamal Murray (PG/SG): 27.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 6.5 assists 

Nikola Jokic (C): 25.7 points, 9 rebounds, 5.3 assists  

Michael Porter (PF): 11.8 points, 7.2 rebounds 

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