If you thought Nikola Jokic’s ejection was screwy, get a load of this: Gary Harris in the 2020 Western Conference semifinals averaged more points (10), more 3-point makes (1.9), more steals (1.9) and more blocks (0.3) versus the Clippers than Aaron Gordon (9.0, zero, 1.0 and zero) did against the Suns this past week. Harris, the former Nuggets wing guard and defensive stopper shot 50% from the floor and 41.9% from beyond the arc in the 2020 semis.
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Chris Paul scored 37 points and Devin Booker added 34 in a physical game marred by MVP Nikola Jokic’s ejection for a flagrant foul in the third quarter. Jokic was tossed with 3:52 left in the third quarter and his Nuggets trailing 83-76 after his hard right-hand windmill swipe sent the ball flying but also caught Cameron Payne in the face. Jokic said he meant only to commit a hard foul on Payne.