NBA fans roast Clippers for losing to Nuggets without Jokic, Murray, Gordon

Denver played without Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon

NBA fans roast Clippers for losing to Nuggets without Jokic, Murray, Gordon

The new-look Clippers are still being bantered like the old ones.

Los Angeles on Monday hit a fresh low with its big four of Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Paul George and Russell Westbrook, losing 113-104 at home to a Denver Nuggets team missing not one but three key players.

Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon all did not play for differing respective reasons, but the Nuggets’ next-man-up mentality was next level.

Reggie Jackson stepped up to produce 35 points on 15 of 19 shooting, 13 assists, five rebounds and two steals. DeAndre Jordan added 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting, 13 rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block. Both were former Clippers.

George, meanwhile, went 2 of 13 on the night and missed all four 3-pointers. Leonard scored 31 points but shot an inefficient 10 of 26 from the floor. Harden added 11 points on 3 of 7 shooting while Westbrook chipped in with 14 points off the bench on 5 of 9 shooting.

NBA fans on social media had a field day after the result. Here are some of the best reactions:

The Clippers will try to bury this one quickly when they travel to Sacramento to play the Kings on Wednesday.

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