The Denver Nuggets have gone 13-2 against the Clippers in their last 15 total games and things remained the same when the two teams played each other at Crypto.com arena.
The Nuggets knew early Monday that Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon would sit out against the Clippers. Two-time MVP Nikola Jokic joined them due to lower back pain.
A home game against the Nuggets without Jokic, Murray, and Gordon should be about as easy as NBA games get, but the Nuggets apparently had a secret weapon.
Reggie Jackson and DeAndre Jordan were playing out of their minds as they combined for 56 points, 18 rebounds, and 16 assists on 23-of-30 shooting. Jackson and Jordan are both in their mid-30s now and nobody expected this type of game from them.
It seemed they had all the motivation they needed as there was a young baddie seated right next to them.
Social media is convinced that the team sat an attractive girl near the bench to motivate the team.
That girl is Malu Trevejo and she is a media personality and singer. She became famous for her videos on the video-sharing app Musical.ly. She has built a following on Instagram that has upwards of 11.5 million followers.
If it worked one time, the team might as well keep doing it.