‘Slice n’ dice’ Kawhi Leonard has his team rolling into this game. Clippers up 2-1 in this playoff series. What’s even better is Paul George is beginning to hit his stride for the Clippers. The Clippers amassed over 100 points in each of the 3 prior games of this series. Winning 2/3.
The Nuggets are relying on Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, and supporting cast to turn the corner in the series tonight. A win here for the Nuggets is critical otherwise they will be faced with an elimination game. They have one win in this series due to a major effort from Jamal Murray and impressive rebounding from Jokic. I forecast a lot of that same effort tonight.
The Clippers are the better team on the court in my eyes. They want to get past the Nuggets as quick as possible. The Nuggets have gone farther than I thought they would in these playoffs but that makes me happy. They are an enjoyable team to watch. However, I don’t see the Nuggets sticking around much longer in this series. One thing that shapes my mind is the resurgence of Paul George’s scoring. Once PG gets rolling the game becomes easier for Kawhi, and a lot harder for the opposing team.
My Wager: Clippers -7.5 (-110).