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Clippers vs Nuggets Winner Predicted By ESPN

Clippers vs Nuggets Winner Predicted By ESPN

Clippers vs Nuggets Winner Predicted By ESPN

The Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets will square off on Tuesday evening for Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinals match-up.

Ultimately, the winner will go on to face the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals.

ESPN has developed a computer model that helps the Worldwide Leader in Sports predict the outcome of future outings.

On Tuesday, the model offered up a final projection of how Game 7 would go.

Clippers-Nuggets
Clippers-Nuggets

According to ESPN, the Clippers have a 63.3 percent chance of emerging with a victory.

This prognostication falls roughly in line with how odds makers see things unfolding. The Clippers enter Tuesday’s game listed at -7.5.

On paper, LA has more talent and championship-level experience, so the faith makes sense in some regards.

That said – the Clippers have now blown consecutive 16 point leads. They have also lost on seven separate occasions this year after holding leads of 15 points.

Bigger picture, over the past seven years the franchise has lost series where they were up 2-0, 3-1, 2-0, and 2-1.

Again, talent-wise, the Clippers should win this game. But don’t underestimate this squad’s propensity for losing outings they should come away victorious from.

Plus, Game 7s are tricky.

Head coach Doc Rivers admitted that much this week.

“I hope what I learn from our team is that we win Game 7s,” Rivers said.

“I don’t know what we’ll learn. You will learn something for sure. And if you get through this, it will definitely serve you well. There’s no doubt about that, because when you go through things like this and adversity and you come out of it on the other end, on the right end of it, it absolutely makes you a better team.”

Still, Rivers did not seem to put much stock into past failures meaning anything for Tuesday night’s result.

“No teams are the same,” he said.

“Everybody goes on their own journey. You know, if we end up winning it all this year, this will be a story to tell. It’s just the way it is. It’s funny how often you see that. It’s just the way it is. Every year is different. Every journey is different. We’re here because we put ourselves here.

“You can look at that in a good way or a bad way, but it is what it is. So do I take things from that? I take things from everything we do. I take things from our wins, our losses and all my experiences. This team didn’t have any experiences, and so they’re learning everything right now.”

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard appears similarly unconcerned by the task ahead.

“Just got to leave it all out on the floor and make sure we are paying attention to detail and executing and communicating on the defensive end,” he said.

“That’s all we can do, go out there and play hard and just make sure we know the game plan.”

All in all, Game 7s are always unpredictable – but with this Clippers team involved it feels like that is more true than ever.

LA should walk away with the win. Will they, though? Time will tell.

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Anthony Amador

A recent graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

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