Monday night saw the Denver Nuggets embarrass the LA Clippers, beating them on their home floor 113-104. Now, a nine-point defeat isn't something that's viewed as particularly embarrassing, but when it happens with the Nuggets being without Nikola Jokic, Aaron Gordan, and Jamal Murray it adds a bit of sting to it.
Following his team's rough display, LA's head coach Tyron Lue singled out both Reggie Jackson and DeAndre Jordan, a pair of former Clippers turned Nuggets, as the two guys who tore his team to shreds.
"Early on -- Reggie getting downhill and getting to his spots put a lot of pressure on our defense," Lue told reporters after Denver's win over his Clippers. "And then DeAndre's rolls down the middle of the floor. The low man was late all night, wasn't able to get there in time. You know, once he takes off it's too late."
Reggie Jackson was huge for the Denver Nuggets in their win over the LA Clippers
It wasn't hard for Lue to pinpoint Jackson as a key contributor for the Nuggets on Monday. He put on a show at Crypto.com Arena, posting a monster double-double in the win.
He tallied 35 points and 13 assists and was extremely efficient in doing so. Jackson drilled 15-of19 field goal attempts, including three-of-four from beyond the arc.
After his impressive display in LA, Jackson gave a shout-out to Murray who apparently whipped out the crystal ball before the game, predicting the vet's big night.
“He told me they weren't making the trip, he said, ‘don't worry about it, Reg you gon' go out there, you gon' get 40, you gonna play a great game,' so shout out Jamal Murray,” Reggie Jackson said in a postgame interview with Vic Lombardi. “Shout out my teammates believing in me. Man we did this together collectively. I know I got numbers, but we did this collectively.”