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Nuggets vs. Clippers live score, updates, highlights from Game 7 of second-round series

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Will the Clippers make it an all Los Angeles Western Conference finals? Or can the Nuggets complete an incredible comeback?

It’s time for a win-or-go-home Game 7 to close out what has been a surprisingly tight playoff series.

MORE: Paul George insists Clippers still in “driver seat”

After Los Angeles took a 3-1 lead with a 96-85 victory in Game 4, it was widely assumed the Clippers would battle the Lakers for a spot in the 2020 NBA Finals. And yet, despite facing double-digit deficits in Games 5 and 6, the Nuggets found a way to rattle off massive runs and win both contests.

Now Denver appears to have captured the momentum heading into the series finale. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray are young, rising stars, but they already possess plenty of Game 7 experience. Can they best Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on Tuesday night?

Sports Grind Entertainment will provide live updates from Game 7 between the Nuggets and Clippers. Follow along right here.

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Nuggets vs. Clippers live updates, highlights from Game 7

(All times Eastern)

8:55 p.m. — The starting lineups for Game 7…

Nuggets: Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Jerami Grant, Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic

Clippers: Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris, Ivica Zubac

8:40 p.m. — Here’s a “Fun Guy” ready to shoot some hoops.

What time does Nuggets vs. Clippers start?

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 15
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET

Game 7 of Nuggets vs. Clippers is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET, though it will likely start slightly after that tipoff time following the conclusion of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. It can be watched on ESPN or streamed through the Watch ESPN app.

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What channel is UFC 253 on tonight? PPV schedule, start time for Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa

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What channel is UFC 253 on tonight? PPV schedule, start time for Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa

The UFC 253 main card on Saturday night is headlined by a title matchup of unbeaten middleweight fighters in Israel Adesanya (19-0) and Paulo Costa (13-0).

Such a high-profile clash between UFC competitors with still-unblemished records is uncommon and should provide the winner a superstar reputation. It will accompany another title battle — Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Błachowicz for the light heavyweight crown is the other — on the main card.

MORE: Israel Adesanya defends his middleweight belt against Paulo Costa on Fight Island, only on ESPN+ 

Non-title main card matchups include Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval (flyweight), Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks (women’s bantamweight) and Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks (featherweight).

There are six prelim bouts scheduled to take place before the pay-per-view portion of the night begins.

Here are the full details for watching Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa and the rest of UFC 253:

What channel is UFC 253 on tonight?

Viewing options for UFC 253 can be split into two parts: the prelims and main card. Cable subscribers can watch prelim fights on ESPN2 or on the WatchESPN app at no added charge. The main card, meanwhile, is a pay-per-view event exclusive to ESPN+. In order to watch those fights, one must pay for a subscription to the ESPN+ streaming service.

  • UFC 253 prelims TV channel: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
  • UFC 253 main card channel: ESPN+

What time does Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa start?

Coverage for UFC 253 begins on TV at 7 p.m. ET, when early prelim action gets underway. There are six prelim fights scheduled, and they will be stretched out for about three hours.

The UFC 253 main card starts at 10 p.m., but the Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa headliner might not begin for a couple of more hours, perhaps as late as 12:15 a.m. ET.

  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 26
  • Early prelims: 7 p.m. ET
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET
  • Live stream: ESPN+

How much does UFC 253 cost on PPV?

While the prelims for UFC 253 are free to watch on TV or via WatchESPN for cable subscribers, the event requires a pay-per-view purchase AND ESPN+ subscription to watch. The PPV price for UFC 253 is $64.99 for current ESPN+ subscribers, while new subscribers can pay a bundle price of $84.98 for UFC 253 and an ESPN+ annual subscription.

UFC 253 fight card

Main card

  • Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Paulo Costa for Adesanya’s Middleweight title
  • Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Błachowicz for vacant Light Heavyweight title
  • Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval; Flyweight 
  • Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks; Women’s Bantamweight 
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov; Featherweight 

Prelims

  • Brad Riddell vs. Alex Da Silva; Lightweight 
  • Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews; Welterweight 
  • Shane Young vs. Ľudovít Klein; Featherweight 
  • William Knight vs. Aleksa Camur; Light Heavyweight 
  • Juan Espino vs. Jeff Hughes; Heavyweight 
  • Khadis Ibragimov vs. Danilo Marques; Light Heavyweight 

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Warriors Star Lauds Jimmy Butler For Bringing Out the Best in Teammates

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Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat have taken a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference. They are just one win away from making an appearance at the NBA Finals after six years! But at the start of the season, most people were skeptical of Butler’s decision to join Miami.

Honestly, at that point in time, leaving Philly looked like a poor decision. However, Jimmy Buckets proved his critics wrong and is leading the Heat to an amazing postseason run.

Moreover, there was a narrative going on that Butler was locker room cancer. In reality, Jimmy just wanted his teammates to work hard like him.

NBA stars Draymond Green and CJ McCollum came forward to support Butler after the Game 4 victory. “They said he was a bad teammate because he wanted to win. Smh… He found a group that want to win just a bad. He actually made that group want to win as bad as him. Found some Indians that just needed a chief. It’s fun to watch.”

“I love it! Everyone doesn’t respond the same when they’re challenged by a teammate! We have no problem challenging guys. The key is to back it up w/ work & allow people to challenge you too. Jimmy does both and he empowers his teammates & lets them flourish. Same thing D does.”

Like Green and McCollum pointed out, Jimmy is a guy who wants to challenge his teammates to bring out the best in them. Sometimes, it can rub people in a wrong way like what happened with KAT and Wiggins in Timberwolves.

At the end of the day, Butler’s team is on the edge of making the NBA Finals, while his previous teams are still struggling to make significant strides.

Jimmy Butler: The recipe for success?

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (bottom) battles for a loose ball against Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (left) and forward Jimmy Butler (22) during the second half of game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Looking back at Butler’s teams in the last few years, he has played for the Bulls, Timberwolves and 76ers. Since Butler left them, the Bulls are on the road to rebuilding. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves are a lottery team and have the #1 pick in the draft.

The only team that has had a little success is the 76ers, who made the Playoffs this year. But they were swept by the Celtics with little to no effort in the opening round.

Currently, Butler is averaging 20.8 points, coupled with 2.0 steals in the Playoffs. If he continues these productions, the Heat might win their first NBA title since 2014.

What do you think? Will Jimmy Butler carry the Heat to the Finals?

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No draft in NBA history has come with this much uncertainty.

We don’t know who’ll be the top pick, or even for sure when it’ll be — already pushed back by coronavirus from June to October to Nov. 18, for now.

A lot can change with the Draft Combine starting Monday, but here is how The Post sees the 2020 NBA Draft playing out:

1.  Minnesota Timberwolves | Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia

Though there is no generational talent in this comparatively weak draft, there is a feeling Edwards will go first. The 6-foot-5 wing is an explosive scorer (19.1 ppg), can catch and shoot, and putting him with Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell gives Minnesota a high-powered offense, albeit shaky defense.

2. Golden State Warriors | LaMelo Ball, PG, Illawarra Hawks

The Warriors could move this pick for a veteran star and immediately get back into contention. But if they hold it, Ball — the only other likely contender for the top spot — could be the call. A 6-foot-7 passer who spent last year in Australia, he’d fit in seamlessly with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.

3. Charlotte Hornets | James Wiseman, C, Memphis

If Wiseman gets past Golden State — or whoever trades into the No. 2 spot — he may not slide past Charlotte. A skilled 7-footer with plus athleticism could pair with Devonte’ Graham and jump-start the arduous rebuild that started the moment they lost Kemba Walker.

4. Chicago Bulls | Deni Avdija, SF, Maccabi Tel Aviv

If Ball is there for new coach Billy Donovan, expect the Bulls to scoop him up. But if not, expect them to make Avdija the first Israeli lottery pick. He’s 6-9 but plays more like a guard and won’t clash with big man Lauri Markkanen.

5. Cleveland Cavaliers | Obi Toppin, SF/PF, Dayton

With opinions split on Toppin, he could go as high as third or fall all the way to the Suns at No. 10. The athletic 6-9 big man was the National Player of the Year and will make the Cavs a nice stretch-four.

6. Atlanta Hawks | Onyeka Okongwu, PF/C, USC

What Atlanta really needs is a 3-point threat, but they’ll pick up that outside shooting in free agency and go with best available on draft night. That could end up being the long-armed 6-9 big man, who can both roll to and protect the rim, while ably backing up both center Clint Capela and power forward John Collins.

7. Detroit Pistons | Tyrese Haliburton, PG/SG, Iowa State

At 6-foot-5 with good length on the defensive end and a great stroke on the other (41.9 percent from 3-point range at Iowa State), Haliburton can help the Pistons start to solve their long-standing woes in the backcourt.

8. New York Knicks | Isaac Okoro, F, Auburn

In The Post's 2020 NBA Mock Draft 4.0, beat writer Brian Lewis has the Knicks selecting Isaac Okoro with the No. 8 pick.
In The Post’s 2020 NBA Mock Draft 4.0, beat writer Brian Lewis has the Knicks selecting Isaac Okoro with the No. 8 pick.Getty Images

With Haliburton likely to be gone, let’s give the Knicks credit and assume they don’t insist on reaching for a point guard and wisely take the best player left on their board. If Toppin isn’t an option to add to their collection of power forwards, the 6-6 Okoro is a work in progress offensively who can already guard 2’s, 3’s and even small 4’s.

9. Washington Wizards | Killian Hayes, G, Ulm

Born in the U.S., raised in France and playing in Germany, the 6-5 Hayes can be eased into action in Washington. Bradley Beal and John Wall will handle the backcourt as the young lefty playmaker learns the ropes and hones his jumper.

10. Phoenix Suns | Devin Vassell, G/F, Florida St.

The 6-foot-7 Vassell could easily go a pick earlier to Washington. But if the versatile shooter slips to the Suns, they’ll gladly snap up the Seminole. Another explosive wing to throw in mix with Devin Booker? Yes, please.

11. San Antonio Spurs | Aaron Nesmith, F, Vanderbilt

The NBA is about shooters now, and the 6-6 Nesmith could be the best in this draft. He averaged 23 points and hit 52.2 percent from deep before getting hurt in January. He can score off catch-and-shoot, even off the bounce, and help as the Spurs retool.

12. Sacramento Kings | Patrick Williams, SF, Florida State

Another FSU wing, he’s an underwhelming, raw offensive player. But based on upside, the freshman has all the physical tools to be a stellar defender. And at just 19, the youngest player in the draft has lots of room for growth.

13. New Orleans Pelicans | Saddiq Bey, G/F, Villanova

At 6-foot-8, he’s the 3-and-D prototype teams are searching for. He can grow with Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, and do the defending at multiple spots that 36-year-old sniper JJ Redick no longer can.

14. Boston Celtics | Precious Achiuwa, PF, Memphis

Despite a dearth of offensive moves, the defensive-minded forward’s athleticism allowed him to be the only freshman to average a double-double. The 6-9 Bronx native falls to the Eastern Conference finalist Celtics as the wealthy get wealthier.

19. Brooklyn Nets | RJ Hampton, G, New Zealand Breakers

The Nets often look internationally, and at potential lottery picks who slide. The 6-6 American teen playing in New Zealand is both. He’s explosive, attacks the rim and runs forever — well enough that he can learn to defend. If he’s not there, TCU’s stocky 6-5 Desmond Bane (44.2 from deep) could be a fit.

27: New York Knicks | Isaiah Stewart, C, Washington

Yes, Mitchell Robinson is a solid young piece. But Stewart is a tough, high-motor big who would give the Knicks a younger, cheaper alternative to Bobby Portis (25) and Taj Gibson (35), who are on team options for a combined $26 million.

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