NBA Preview: Clippers vs. Nuggets
Home: Los Angeles Clippers (49-23)
Away: Denver Nuggets (46-27)
Arena:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?Thursday at 9:00 PM ET
Kawhi Leonard will lead Los Angeles against Nikola Jokic and Denver on Thursday.
In their last game the Clippers were victorious versus Dallas, 111-97. Kawhi Leonard paved the way, scoring 33 points while chipping in 14 rebounds and seven assists.
In their last game, the Nuggets won against Utah, 80-78. Nikola Jokic led the way, scoring 30 points while recording 14 rebounds and four assists.
Clippers Stat Leaders
Scoring: Kawhi Leonard, 27.1 ppg
Rebounds: Ivica Zubac, 7.5 rpg
Assists: Lou Williams, 5.6 apgOverview: Kawhi Leonard powers the Clippers high-octane offense, Leonard posted a line of 27.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists during the season. Paul George is another player to watch for Los Angeles, George averaged 21.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists on the year.
Nuggets Stat Leaders
Scoring: Nikola Jokic, 19.9 ppg
Rebounds: Nikola Jokic, 9.7 rpg
Assists: Nikola Jokic, 7 apgOverview: The Nuggets biggest impact player on offense is Nikola Jokic who averaged 19.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and seven assists during the regular season. Jamal Murray is another player who figures to make an impact for Denver, Murray averaged 18.5 points on the year.
Season Stats Comparison
|Los Angeles Clippers||Denver Nuggets|
|57%||Points In Paint Pct||56%|
|47%||Field Goals Pct||47%|
|37%||Three Points Pct||36%|
|79%||Free Throws Pct||78%|