Denver Nuggets’ Gary Harris (14) looks to pass the ball as Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) and teammate Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, right, defend during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Clippers (49-23, second in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Denver Nuggets (46-27, third in the Western Conference during the regular season)

Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT

LINE: Clippers -7.5; over/under is 220.5

WESTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Los Angeles leads series 2-1

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Clippers take on the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference second round with a 2-1 lead in the series. The Clippers won the previous meeting 113-107. Paul George scored 32 points to lead Los Angeles to the victory and Nikola Jokic totaled 32 points in the loss for Denver.

The Nuggets are 29-16 in Western Conference games. Denver is fourth in the Western Conference with 26.7 assists per game led by Jokic averaging 7.0.
The Clippers are 32-16 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles is 32-8 in games decided by 10 or more points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jokic leads the Nuggets scoring 19.9 points per game, and is averaging 9.7 rebounds and 7.0 assists. Jamal Murray is averaging 27.4 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 48.0% over the last 10 games for Denver.

Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.1 points and 7.0 rebounds for the Clippers. George is averaging 18.4 points and six rebounds while shooting 35.7% over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Nuggets: Averaging 108.4 points, 41.5 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.8 points on 49.3% shooting.

Clippers: Averaging 121.6 points, 46.2 rebounds, 21.4 assists, 7.3 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.9 points on 46.5% shooting.

INJURIES: Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Will Barton: out (knee).
Clippers: None listed.

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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