Michael Malone
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Michael Malone opened up about the triumph of the Denver Nuggets over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 (104-89).

The Nuggets won the series (4-3) and will play in the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2009.

Denver outscored the Clippers 50-33 in the second half and cruised to the victory.

“Our goal was never to get to a Game 7,” Malone told reporters after Game 7.

The Nuggets will face the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. Game 1 is on Friday.