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Denver Nuggets (46-27, third in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (49-23, second in the Western Conference during the regular season)

Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT

LINE: Clippers -7; over/under is 207.5

WESTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Series tied 3-3

BOTTOM LINE: The Denver Nuggets take on the Los Angeles Clippers in game seven of the Western Conference second round. The Nuggets won the previous matchup 111-98. Nikola Jokic scored 34 points to help lead Denver to the victory and Paul George totaled 33 points in the loss for Los Angeles.

The Clippers have gone 32-16 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles is third in the NBA with 47.6 rebounds led by Ivica Zubac averaging 7.5.

The Nuggets have gone 29-16 against Western Conference opponents. Denver is 9-5 in games decided by less than 4 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kawhi Leonard leads the Clippers scoring 27.1 points per game, and is averaging 7.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists. George is averaging 21.2 points and 6.3 rebounds while shooting 41.6% over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

Jokic is averaging 19.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and seven assists for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray is averaging 27.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists over the last 10 games for Denver.

DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Clippers: Averaging 116.1 points, 44.6 rebounds, 21.2 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points on 46.7% shooting.

Nuggets: Averaging 107 points, 41.4 rebounds, 22.3 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.8 points on 47.5% shooting.

INJURIES: Clippers: None listed.

Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Will Barton: out (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

By The Associated Press

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