It’s officially time to panic about the Clippers.

For the second straight game, the Clippers blew a 15-point-plus lead in the second half against the Denver Nuggets, falling 111-98 in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday. The series is now tied 3-3, with Game 7 on Tuesday.

After looking like they were going to win this series in five games, with a 13-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter of Game 5, the Clippers have now choked away two consecutive games, with the very real possibility of losing Game 7 and blowing the franchise’s second 3-1 series lead in six years — and the second time under head coach Doc Rivers (and the third time in Rivers’ coaching career — the most in NBA history).

The Clippers’ indifferent approach to maintaining their leads — bordering on overconfidence — has been the topic de jour over the past few days. And rightfully so. The Clippers’ effort, energy and…



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