IT was the Denver Nuggets that went the distance.
Six days ago, the Clippers seemed to have it in the bag, when Kawhi Leonard rallied the troops in Game 4 to take a 3-1 lead in the West semifinals.
Then, it all crumbled apart, culminating in a shock loss today (Tuesday night, Orlando time) to the Nikola Jokic-led squad, 104-89.
Hats off to the Nuggets — the first team in NBA history to fight back from a 3-1 playoff deficit twice in one postseason.
As for the Clips? Well, Twitter wasted no time in ripping Doc Rivers’ squad apart.
The word "Kawhi" (along with "Pandemic P") trended on the social network, with more than 300,000 tweets... and rising fast.
Hey, it's Lillard
The stats don’t lie
Time to pull out those Steven A. Smith memes
Dame joins in on the roast
All that LA vs. LA talk turned out to be a little premature
Obligatory SpongeBob meme
Obligatory Wolverine meme
Say bye-bye to Disney World
You can feel the pain through the screen
LA fans — ahem, the other LA fans — be having a field day
Nagutom kami bigla
The Nuggets will face the Lakers in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday morning, Manila time.