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Clippers Stage Thrilling Comeback to Defeat Nuggets in Tight Game

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The Los Angeles Clippers put on a spectacle at their home court as they staged a remarkable comeback against the Denver Nuggets in a tightly contested game that ended with a 102-100 victory for the Clippers. Despite starting with a 17-point deficit, the Clippers, led by Paul George and James Harden, showcased resilience and determination.

The absence of Kawhi Leonard, who missed the game due to a sore knee, did not deter the Clippers from delivering an outstanding performance. Paul George contributed 28 points, while James Harden added 20, guiding the team to snap a five-game losing streak at home.

On the other side, Nikola Jokic put up a stellar performance for the Denver Nuggets with 36 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists, marking his 24th triple-double of the season. Despite Jokic’s impressive display, the Nuggets fell just short of securing the win.

The game took an intense turn when Nuggets’ head coach, Michael Malone, was ejected with just under 8 minutes remaining in the match. Malone’s emotional outburst added a dramatic element to the already thrilling encounter between the two teams.

In the final moments of the game, the Clippers held on to a narrow lead, with Ivica Zubac‘s crucial free throws proving to be decisive in securing the victory. A tense last-minute three-point attempt by Jokic, guarded by P.J. Tucker, narrowly missed, sealing the Clippers’ hard-fought triumph.

The victory marked a significant turnaround for the Clippers, who had struggled in recent home games. The match at the Crypto.com Arena showcased the resilience and skill of both teams, providing fans with a thrilling display of NBA basketball.

Rachel Adams

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