Clippers vs Nuggets: Los Angeles loses to Denver, heartbroken fans say the loss will 'hurt for a long time'

The Los Angeles Clippers' stunning collapse saw the Denver Nuggets oust them 104-89 on Tuesday, September 15


                            Clippers vs Nuggets: Los Angeles loses to Denver, heartbroken fans say the loss will 'hurt for a long time'
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Those who hoped for the battle of Los Angeles in the Western Conference Finals will be disappointed. The Los Angeles Clippers' stunning collapse saw the Denver Nuggets oust them 104-89 on Tuesday, September 15. After the Nuggets lost Game 1, which seemed a long time ago, they bounced back admirably to force Game 6 and 7 eventually emerging as the winners.

Fans couldn't help roasting the Clippers as they praised the Nuggets and more. To start with, here's the ribbing the Clippers received. "Clippers so ass for that performance," read one crisp tweet criticizing the team after the loss. "@marcelluswiley all that laker slander for 7years yet your clippers can’t get past the 2nd round after a 3-1 lead you deserve all the smoke coming at ya," a fan opined. "Hey I got a Barber appointment 2morrow, but ima cancel cause I can't trust them Clippers rt now," read one of the trolls.



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

Then came the heartbreak. "This is going to hurt for a long, long time. Deserve all the laughter and criticism that’s coming... Lots of changes have to be made, starting with the head coach. No matter what, I’m ride or die with these @LAClippers and all this pain is going to be worth it... one day..." read one of the tweets.



 

 

For the Nuggets, center Nikola Jokic was the star with a triple-double. He hammered 16 points, 22 rebounds,13 assists, three blocks and two steals. The lanky center is now 3-1 in Game 7s with two triple-doubles. In Jamal Murray, the Nuggets had a consistent scorer with 40 points, while Gary Harris and Jerami Grant each chipped in with 14 points.

Leonard Kawhi and Paul George were disappointing with just 14 and 10 points respectively, while Montrezl Harrell led the Clippers with 20 points. The fans also felt coach Doc Rivers could never get them over this bad spell. "As unfortunate as it is I don’t think Doc Rivers can get the #Clippers over the hump," read one of the tweets. "Also, this Clippers team has no championship heart. With seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, down by 15, they have plenty of time. But what I saw is sloppy plays and turnovers, and two best players showed zero poison on the court. Absolutely disappointing," a fan opined.
 



 

 



 

 

It was a bitter pill to swallow, but with this, the season comes to an end for the Clippers. The Los Angeles Lakers will now face the Nuggets on Friday, September 18. 

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