Kawhi Leonard

Nuggets complete second straight 3-1 comeback with Game 7 obliteration of Clippers

With a stunning Game 7 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers , Denver became the first team in NBA history to come back from consecutive 3-1 series deficits to advance.

Nikola Jokic posted a monster triple-double, and Jamal Murray scored 40 points in Denver’s 104-89 win, securing a date with the Lakers in the Western Conference finals and spoiling the anticipated all-L.A. tilt.

The union of Leonard and George last summer vaulted the Clippers into the championship conversation, along with LeBron James , Anthony Davis and the rival Lakers.

The blown series lead also raises questions about coach Doc Rivers’ ability to right the ship next season.

Tuesday’s loss marked the sixth time a team coached by Rivers has blown a series lead with three wins.

“We did have championship expectations,” added Clippers guard Lou Williams , who scored only seven points on 11 shots.

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