Nuggets fend off Clippers to force Game Six

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The Los Angeles Clippers failed to put an end to the NBA Western Conference semifinals series after losing to the Denver Nuggets, 111-105, in Game Five.

Jamal Murray scored 26 points, while Nikola Jokic finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Nuggets to earn a chance to tie the best-of-seven series.

Marc Morris Sr. made the two-point basket and free throw that allowed the Clippers to seize its biggest lead, 40-56, in the second quarter of the game.

Murray, and Jokic buried three back-to-back triples in 11-point run for Denver to take the lead, 94-88, for the first time in the game.

Kawhi Leonard hit two free throws for Los Angeles to bring the deficit down to two, 100-102, but Porter buried a triple, and Monte Morris put in two freebies for the Nuggets to keep the lead, 107-102.

Leonard registered 36 points and Paul George added 26 points for the Clippers.

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