The Denver Nuggets have existed for 47 years. Now they’re lastly going to the NBA Finals for the primary time ever.
The Nuggets accomplished the sweep of the Lakers with a 113-111 win in Recreation 4 on Monday night time. Denver received one other tense sport in a tense sequence by erasing a 15-point halftime deficit with a giant third quarter, after which holding on late for the shut victory. Nikola Jokic — who else? — was once more the star for the Nuggets, ending with 30 factors, 14 rebounds, and 13 assists. It was Jokic’s eighth triple-double of the playoffs, setting a postseason document as soon as held by Wilt Chamberlain.
Jokic’s shot-making not often will get talked about as one in every of his finest abilities, but it surely was on full show within the Recreation 4 win. Jokic hit a ridiculously powerful three-pointer within the late fourth quarter when he splashed a one-foot stepback over Anthony Davis. That is witchcraft.
Right here’s one other angle of Jokic’s make:
That may be a particularly spectacular make from Steph Curry. For a 7-foot, 280-pound juggernaut to make that shot is simply unimaginable.
That wasn’t Jokic’s solely superb shot of the sport. This one from the second quarter was virtually nearly as good.
Jokic was named Western Convention Finals MVP. He absolutely seems like the very best participant on the planet proper now.
The Nuggets didn’t simply beat LeBron James and Anthony Davis — they swept them. Denver is firing on all cylinders, and all of it comes again to Jokic being the baddest man to step onto basketball courtroom proper now.