‘Ballmer so hot’: NBA Twitter shows no mercy to Clippers as Nuggets advance

The LA Clippers and the Denver Nuggets faced off in a deciding Game 7 to determine who would face the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals. Would we get the “Battle for L.A.” matchup we’d all be waiting for?

Not quite.

The Nuggets outscored the Clippers 50-33 after halftime while holding LA’s top stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to 2-of-18 shooting in the second half. The 104-89 victory puts Denver in the conference finals for the first time since 2009, when they eventually lost to the Lakers in six games.

After Tuesday’s game, NBA stars and celebrities had some interesting thoughts on the Clippers’ performance, along with plenty of praise for the performances of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray in the win.

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The Clippers, armed with arguably the most talented roster in the league, fell to 0-8 all time with a chance to clinch a conference finals berth. While the Clippers ponder their future, their peers let them have it on social media.

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The Portland Trail Blazers backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum reveled in the Clippers’ woes on Tuesday night, while pondering whether some extra vacation space could be carved out for their conference rivals.

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