Clippers pull off a the win against the Nuggets as the final score was 87-85. A game that started slow picked up pace in the 4th quarter. Nuggets held a 25 point lead during the third quarter but the Clippers had cut it 4 points early in the 4th quarter. The Clippers had 5 players in double digits scoring tonight. Nicolas Batum hit a big three with 1:47 on the clock that was followed up Amir Coffey’s three in the previous position. Nicolas Batum got a jump ball vs Jokić in the last minute with the score at 87-83 that really put the pressure on the Nuggets. Next couple positions on showed Jokić getting an easy layup but Clippers answering back. Eric Bledsoe had himself a game scoring 11 points. Tonights leading scorer for the Clippers was Amir Coffey.
1st Quarter action from the crypto.com center showed off Amir Coffey’s intensity and awareness. Coffey missed his first three point attempt but his effort stole the ball right back from the Nuggets to get an easy layup. Coffey had a couple good reads off the pick and roll with Serge Ibaka. Marcus Morris Sr. and Reggie Jackson started off a little slow tonight but the Clippers have been playing better defense tonight. The defensive rebounds have been there for the Clippers blocking out Nikola Jokić for the most part. A pretty slow 1st quarter with the score 16-18 Nuggets up. 2nd quarter kept the same pace as the 1st was sluggish on the offensive side from both teams. Brandon Boston Jr. showed some explosiveness and effort in his 11 minutes off the bench. Going into Halftime the score was 28-41.
Clippers are still hovering around the .500 mark currently sitting at 21-21. Next game will be Thursday 1/13 against the New Orlean Pelicans. No health updates to give, which is a good thing nowadays. If the playoffs started tonight the Clippers would be in that play-in game. The Clippers have officially hit the halfway point in this NBA season and are looking to keep healthy in this second half of the season. Hope to see Kawhi Leonard make his way back and we know Paul George will be back this season barring a major setback in the elbow injury. Clippers need your support in the second half so go see a game if they are in your city.
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