Clippers Rally To Take 2-1 Series Lead Over Nuggets

Nuggets coach Michael Malone plays up the “Us vs. The World” motivation card. He felt his team was written off against Utah after falling behind 3-1 in the series. He thought many believed the Nuggets would get swept after losing Game 1 in lopsided fashion before rebounding to take Game 2.

Patrick Beverley fined $25K for outburst during Clippers-Nuggets Game 2

The incident, for which Beverley was assessed two technical fouls and ejected, occurred with 1:04 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ 110-101 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sept. 5

Clippers, Nuggets set to decide matters in Game 7

— NEED TO KNOW: Malone says he’s turning 38 on Tuesday, when in actually it is his 49th birthday — and, obviously, the first one on which he’s coached an NBA game. The numbers are remarkably even in this series in some respects, the Clippers have 227 field goals to Denver’s 226, the Nuggets have […]

Keeler: Denver’s now a No Kawhi Zone. And Jerami Grant, Gary Harris just handed Nuggets a Game 3 lifeline.

“I thought Jerami Grant’s defense on Kawhi was spectacular. I thought the four guys behind him were giving the necessary help,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “I thought Gary Harris’ defense on Paul George was terrific. But the help behind that was what we need and what we didn’t have in Game 1.”

Clippers, Celtics restore series leads in NBA play-offs

The Milwaukee Bucks avoided a shock series sweep against the Miami Heat in their Eastern Conference semi-final, but they will need another win on Tuesday to stay alive in a series Miami lead 3-1. The Bucks could be without star Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle).

Clippers beat Mavs to take 2-1 lead; Doncic injures ankle

The Clippers had been in control for a while by then, using a team-record, 45-point second quarter to build a big lead. And when Dallas cut it to eight midway through the fourth quarter, Leonard responded with a 3-pointer and left-handed dunk on consecutive Clippers possessions to restore a comfortable lead.

Doncic hits long 3 at OT buzzer to lift Mavs past Clippers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic hit a deep, step-back 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a triple-double on a sprained ankle and the short-handed Dallas Mavericks beat the the Los Angeles Clippers 135-133 in overtime Sunday to even the playoff series at two games apiece.

Nuggets coach Malone responds to Beverley’s comments on Jokic

Asked what makes Jokic so difficult to guard, Beverley said: “He presents the same type of, I don’t know, I wouldn’t say problems, but he presents the same thing [Luka] Doncic presents, a lot of flailing. You know, puts a lot of pressure on the referee to make the right call.”

Raptors force Game 7 against Celtics, Clippers take 3-1 lead

LeBron and Davis star as Lakers level series, Bucks stay alive in NBA playoffs

Millsap helps Nuggets rally, stun Clippers 111-105 in Game 5

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 14 of his 17 points in the third quarter, Michael Porter Jr. made a late 3-pointer and the Denver Nuggets overcame a 15-point, second-half deficit to stun the Los Angeles Clippers 111-105 on Friday night in Game 5.