It wasn’t the return Paul Millsap envisioned, however issues will get higher the Nuggets’ large offseason acquisition assured after a loss in his first recreation since November.
The Clippers, within the midst of a street back-to-back, rallied from 19 right down to beat the Nuggets, 122-120, Tuesday evening, spoiling Millsap’s return from left wrist surgical procedure.
“At this time was a major instance of what we have to do and what we have to be higher at,” the four-time All-Star and 2016 NBA All-Defensive staff member stated (through the Denver Submit). “… Belief me, we’ll get higher on the defensive finish.”
Tuesday’s loss, if solely briefly, knocked the Nuggets out of the eighth spot within the Western Convention playoff standings. Although the Clippers (32-27) and Nuggets (33-28) flipped spots, Denver is simply two video games again of fifth place within the tightly packed convention.
And Millsap is keen to assist shifting ahead. Actually, he bought emotional at Tuesday morning’s shootaround, tearing up as he talked with reporters about getting back from the damage.
“I really feel like I am a troublesome man,” Millsap stated (through ESPN.com). “For one thing that vital to occur, it means rather a lot to get so far from the place I used to be.”
Millsap checked in to the sport with 5:57 left within the first quarter and finally performed greater than 23 minutes. He completed with 9 factors and 7 rebounds.