Nuggets eliminate Clippers with 134-115 rout

Limited Mike Vernon Jersey After four games with their defense leading the way, the Denver Nuggets turned to their offense Saturday and regained control of their playoff destiny.
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The Nuggets made 10 of their first 12 shots and they ran off to a 134-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

They will reach the postseason if they win their last two games.

Our guys have really taken that to heart, Malone said. There’s a belief in that locker room, a lot of positivity. I think we’re all in, 100 percent, believing in each other.

Meanwhile, the injury-riddled Clippers were eliminated from the playoff race. The Clippers suffered their fourth loss in five games, falling to 42-38, 2 1/2 games out of eighth place with two to play. Womens Wilbert Montgomery Jersey The elimination ends a run of six consecutive postseason appearances for the Clippers, who previously missed the playoffs in 2010-11.

Anthony Davis outdueled Kevin Durant down the stretch on the way to 34 points, and the Pelicans snapped a 10-game losing streak to Golden State with a 126-120 win over the Warriors on Saturday night.

Dansby Swanson Authentic Jersey Durant scored 19 of his 41 points in the third quarter to go with 10 rebounds and five assists. He made big 3-pointers with 6:39 remaining and at the 4:52 mark that got Golden State to 112-111, but the Pelicans kept answering.

The NBA Finals MVP made things more difficult after halftime on Davis, who also had 12 rebounds for the Pelicans while having his way with the Warriors’ defense from the start.

The Pelicans beat the Warriors for the first time since April 7, 2015, in New Orleans, and at Oracle Arena for the first time since April 24, 2012.

I just thought we played about as perfect as you have to play to beat them, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. They’re just such a great team. They just keep coming at you. We were never comfortable.