Game 2 Photos: Patrick Beverley ejected, Clippers fall flat against Nuggets

The Nuggets played with restored energy and aggression, building a 23-point lead early and never letting their advantage go against the Clippers in Game 2. The Western Conference semifinal series is tied 1-1.

  • Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) reacts with teammate Marcus Morris Sr. (31) after being ejected during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Nuggets won 110-101. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, center, during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Nuggets won 110-101. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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  • Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) reacts with teammate Marcus Morris Sr. (31) after being ejected during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Nuggets won 110-101. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) reacts to a call by referee Pat Fraher (26) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Beverley was ejected from the game. The Nuggets won 110-101. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets’ Jerami Grant (9), Gary Harris (14) and Paul Millsap (4) celebrate at the end of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Nuggets won 110-101. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard drives up court during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Nuggets won 110-101. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray, from left, Jerami Grant (9), Paul Millsap (4) and Gary Harris (14) celebrate at the end of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Nuggets won 110-101. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray (27) drives past Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) drives to the basket between Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray (27), Michael Porter Jr. (1) and Mason Plumlee (7) during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets players celebrate at the end of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Nuggets won 110-101.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets’ Paul Millsap (4) reacts between Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) and Marcus Morris Sr., right, during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Clippers’ JaMychal Green (4) fights for a loose ball with Denver Nuggets’ Jerami Grant (9) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Clippers’ Marcus Morris Sr. kisses a baby at the end of the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets’ Paul Millsap drives around Los Angeles Clippers’ JaMychal Green, left, during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets’ Torrey Craig (3) fights for a loose ball with Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George, right, during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets’ Gary Harris, left, is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Clippers’ JaMychal Green (4) fights for a loose ball with Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic (15) and Jerami Grant, right, during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Clippers’ JaMychal Green (4) reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Clippers’ JaMychal Green (4) fights for a loose ball with Denver Nuggets’ Jerami Grant (9) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) drives to the basket ahead of Denver Nuggets’ Gary Harris, left, during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets’ Torrey Craig (3) fights for a loose ball with Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) drives to the basket ahead of Denver Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. (1) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets’ Torrey Craig (3) fights for a loose ball with Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George, right, during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic (15) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Denver Nuggets’ Paul Millsap drives around Los Angeles Clippers’ JaMychal Green, left, during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)