Clippers rally past Nuggets for 2-1 series lead
Paul George scored 32 points, Kawhi Leonard added 23 with 14 rebounds, six assists and two blocks, including one late on a dunk attempt by Jamal Murray, and the dynamic duo helped the Clippers rally in the fourth quarter for a 113-107 win and a 2-1 series lead over the Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers called a timeout to calm down his team trailing 97-90 with 8:29 left. Fueled by defense, it went on a 14-4 run to take a 104-101 lead and never trailed again.
▶ Jaylen Brown scored 27 points and the Celtics never trailed, rolling past the Raptors 11189 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series to take a 3-2 lead. Boston’s starters outscored Toronto’s by a whopping 93-45.