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Nuggets rallies from 19-point hole to force Game 7 against Clippers

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The Denver Nuggets climbed up from a 19-point hole in game six to remain alive in the NBA Western Conference semifinals.

Nikola Jokic registered 34 points and 14 rebounds while Jamal Murray scored 21 points for the Nuggets to beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 111-98, and force a do-or-die game seven.

Kawhi Leonard and Lou Williams buried back-to-back triples before the halftime break for the Clippers to enjoy a 16-point advantage, 47-63, at the start of the third quarter.

Paul George scored the three-point basket that allowed Los Angeles to widen its lead, 49-68.

The tide started to turn against the Clippers after Jokic started a 17-point run that allowed the Nuggets to cut the deficit down to one, 73-72, before Williams made a fade-away jumper to stop the bleeding.

The Clippers lost the lead in the fourth quarter after Torrey Craig made a triple that put Denver up 82-79.

The Nuggets never felt threatened after Jokic and Gary Harris buried two-straight three-point baskets to widen the gap, 109-93, with two minutes left in the game.

George finished with 33 points, and Leonard added 25 points for Los Angeles.

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