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Nuggets battle with Clippers in second round
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By Brandon Rivera

The Denver Nuggets last week came back from a 3-1 deficit against the Utah Jazz beating the Jazz three straight games to move onto the second round of the playoffs facing off against the L.A. Clippers.

Denver with only a day’s rest faced L.A. last Thursday for game one and it was apparent that the well-rested Clippers were out to make a statement defeating the Nuggets 120 to 97. The Nuggets took advantage of their second one day’s rest to bounce back in game two beating the Clippers 110 to 101.

In game three the Nuggets led throughout the game however, a resilient L.A. would not allow Denver to take a 2-1 lead played more aggressively in the later minutes of the fourth quarter beating out Denver 113-107 and a 2-1 lead over the Nuggets. Game four is scheduled for Wednesday night at 7 p.m. MST.

In other sports despite the Colorado Avalanche taking an early exit from the playoffs in their series with the Dallas Stars, many believe that Colorado is on the verge of their next Stanley Cup, a hoisting that’s well over due. The Dallas Stars took game one in their series against the Golden Knights on Sunday night and game two is scheduled for Tuesday night (Game two had not been played at the time of this writing).

The Colorado Rockies took one of the most embarrassing losses in franchise history last Tuesday when they lost to the San Francisco Giants 23 -5. The following evening they gained some redemption and dignity by defeating the Giants 9-6 closing out a two-game series with San Francisco before heading to L.A. to face the Dodgers.

L.A. and Colorado were deadlocked at one apiece before the Rockies scored in the fifth; however Colorado’s bullpen gave up 9 runs in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings giving game one to the Dodgers. Colorado evened up the series in game two defeating L.A. 5-2 and closed out the series with a 7-6 win on Sunday.

The Rockies moved to over a .500 with their series win over the Dodgers, but the second place Padres bumped them down to under .500 Monday night in San Diego after Colorado’s bullpen gave up the single winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Colorado and the Padres wrap up their three-game series on Wednesday night in San Diego (Game two had not been played at the time of this writing).

The Denver Broncos are gearing up for their matchup on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans at 8:20 p.m. This Thursday kicks off the NFL season (no preseason games being played) when the defending champs Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans at 6:20 p.m. MST.

The Denver Broncos have decided to play without fans for at least its first game at Mile High. However, they have recently announced that game three against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have limited fans.





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