Clippers rout Nuggets on Game Four

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The Los Angeles Clippers need only one more win to advance to the finals of the NBA Western Conference after routing Denver Nuggets, 96-85.

Kawhi Leonard finished with 30 points and 11 assists, while Montrezl Harrell added 15 points for the Clippers to win Game Four of the NBA Western Conference best-of-seven semifinals series.

Los Angeles managed to end the first quarter with a 14 point advantage, 26-12, but saw it trim down to eight, 48-40, before the start of the second half.

Back-to-back triples from Gary Harris, and Nikola Jokic along with freebies from Paul Millsap allowed the Nuggets to tie the score, 48-all, in the third quarter before a basket by Leonard stopped the bleeding.

The Clippers managed to bring their lead back to double digits, 71-56, after Leonard buried two free-throws, and a three point basket to spark an 11-3 scoring run.

With 2:09 left in the game, Murray scored a three-point basket to close the gap, 92-83, but Ivica Zubac and Landry Shamet hit free throws to provide Los Angeles with a 13-point cushion, 96-83.

Jokic finished with 26 points, and 11 rebounds for Denver that trailed behind by 19 points at most in the game.

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