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Will Nuggets make the WCF?

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

The Nuggets are probably the best team under pressure in the league. When down 3-1 in the first round, they beat the Jazz and are looking to do the same here against Los Angeles. If they can pull this off, they'll go down in history as the only team in the NBA to come back from 3-1 multiple times in a single postseason. They'll also join elite company, with the 1985 Kansas City Royals and the 2003 Minnesota Wild, as the only team in sports to come back from 3-1 multiple times.

Nikola Jokic (left) shoots from the wing over Ivica Zubac

The L.A. team that Denver is currently facing, performed at a mediocre level over the course of the first round. The Clippers squared off against the Dallas Mavericks in the first round and won due to some very questionable foul calls. The games were also heated as there were many altercations during the series.

As for the Nuggets, in the first round they played against the Utah Jazz. In Game 1, Donovan Mitchell had a career-high 57 points, but Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray were quick to hold on to the match. Mitchell and Murray were both outstanding during the series, as they averaged 33.1 and 31.6 PPG, respectively. Utah then progressed to a 3-1 lead before losing three games straight and being eliminated from championship contention. The two guards were "all love" after Game 7 as they both respected efforts from the other.

Coming back to the Clippers-Nuggets series, Denver is viewed as a possible championship contender with the form that they're in. If the Clippers are out of the playoffs, it will affect the entire league, as there will be no Hallway Series in the playoffs this year. Kawhi Leonard's reputation will also take a hit, as he will no longer be in the race for the "King of L.A.", and will hand the throne to LeBron.

In Game 6, Nikola Jokic led a comeback after being on the brink of elimination. If he aand Murray can keep this string of performances rolling into the next game, they might come out on top and will face LeBron and Co. in the Conference Finals.

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