It doesn’t take a basketball genius to read a box score and determine what happened to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Denver Nuggets. The two players – Kawhi Leonard and Paul George — that the franchise figured wouldn’t fold in a Game 7 went out and shot 10 of 38 (that’s 26%) from the field and the Clippers got waxed 104-89.
There’s no need to dig any deeper, folks. That’s the story last night in the NBA. That’s $65.75 million combined in salary this season to make it to the semis and then shoot 26%. NBA writers can get on the Internet and pop out 1,200 words to make it look like they’re a gift to the writing community. I just gave you the only facts that matter.
Clippers owner Steve Balmer got hosed here. Not only did his supestars shoot horribly, but the team also was reportedly tired and asking for fourth quarter breathers. What a way to go out after being load managed for nearly a year so they wouldn’t be tired in the fourth quarter of Game 7.
Now it’s Nuggets vs. Lebron and Anthony Davis for a shot at the NBA title. Serbian Nikola Jokić and Jamal Murray are officially playing with house money while all the pressure is on LeBron.
Not only has he set a record by losing a series up 3–1 for the 3rd time, Doc Rivers has now lost 6 series after being up 3-2.
2003 (Magic) vs. Pistons
2009 (Celtics) vs. Magic
2010 (Celtics) vs. Lakers
2012 (Celtics) vs. Heat
2015 (Clippers) vs Rockets
2020 (Clippers) vs Nuggets
— Donnovan Bennett (@donnovanbennett) September 16, 2020
The Clippers traded more first round picks (5) for Paul George than field goals he had tonight (4).
— UnwrittenRules (@UnwrittenRul3s) September 16, 2020
Steve Balmer looking at Paul George like pic.twitter.com/wmH1dqS7Jt
— Anthony Noto (@anoto23) September 16, 2020