Denver’s Nikola Jokić is eyeing his first NBA Championship (Photo: @nuggets)
By Chris Robinson
This marks a special time for the Denver Nuggets, as their franchise is officially one win away from winning their first NBA Championship.
This past Friday night, the Nuggets again turned back a resilient Miami Heat squad to hold on to a 108-95 victory on the road. The win marked Denver’s second consecutive win on Miami soil, and pushes their NBA Finals series to 3-1 in their favor.
Denver, led by two-time MVP Nikola Jokić, is a team that has a great blend of talent, size, speed, depth, and youth. You can also tell they love playing together.
Miami has been resilient so far in this series, but they haven’t had the offensive firepower to keep up, outside of their game two triumph.
Friday night saw Denver forward Aaron Gordon produce another big game as he went 11-15 from the field for 27 points while grabbing seven rebounds and six assists.
Jokić added 23 points and 12 rebounds while Murray also scored 15 himself, in addition to 12 assists. Bruce Brown has shown himself to be a valuable asset this series, and he scored 21 for the Western Conference Champions.
Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, with seven assists and seven rebounds for the Heat, while Miami Center Bam Adebayo added 20 points and 12 boards.
Miami is now on a four-game home losing streak in the playoffs, having also lost Wednesday’s game three at the FTX Arena by 15 points.
The series will shift back to Denver for game five on Monday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
We will either see a home court celebration for Denver, or witness another Miami miracle to force game six.
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com