Nuggets win 4th straight in Game 6

The Denver Nuggets (29-19) will host the New Orleans Pelicans (28-21) for Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday night.

The Nuggets will get another shot to clinch their second consecutive NBA championship after sweeping the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round last year.

Jameer Nelson, the Nuggets leading scorer with 18.3 points per game, and Kenneth Faried, who averages 13.4 points, have each scored in double figures in their last five contests.

The Clippers, who are coming off a 120-104 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday, are coming into Game 6 with a five-game winning streak.

The Heat won 111-108 in Game 5.

Jahlil Okafor and Emmanuel Mudiay each had 14 points, while Jamal Murray added 13 points.

Murray, who had nine rebounds and a career-high five assists, was the only Nuggets player to score in double digits.

The Nuggets, who have been on a winning streak of six games, have won four of five overall against the Pelicans.

The Pelicans have won seven of their last nine meetings in the series.

The series also includes two meetings last season between the two teams.

The Denver franchise has not made the playoffs since the 2006-07 season.

The Pelicans have had some of their best games of the series with a 106-86 win in Game 1 on March 19, followed by a 95-91 victory in Game 4.

The last time the Pelicans won a road game in Denver was in 2013, when they won 104-91.

Jermaine O’Neal, who is averaging 21.0 points in his last four, scored a career high 28 points in that game.

O’Neil, who was suspended four games last year for an elbow to the head of Denver forward Rudy Gay, has averaged 15.3 in his first seven games against the Nuggets.

Kawhi Leonard added 15 points for the Pelicans, who shot 47.5 percent.

Dante Cunningham had 17 points for New Orleans, which shot 51.9 percent.