The Denver Nuggets won their first NBA championship on Monday night, defeating the Miami Heat 94-89 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Nuggets, led by two-time MVP Nikola Jokić, won the best-of-seven series in five games.
Jokić was named the NBA Finals MVP after averaging 28.1 points, 15.7 rebounds, and 8.4 assists per game. He also shot 56.3% from the field and 33.3% from three-point range.
The Nuggets were the last of the four surviving former ABA teams to reach the NBA Finals. They had never won a championship in their previous 47 seasons in the NBA.
The Nuggets’ victory was a surprise to many, as they were not considered to be one of the favorites to win the title. However, they got hot at the right time and played some of their best basketball of the season in the playoffs.
The Nuggets were led by Jokić, but they also got contributions from a number of other players. Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr., and Aaron Gordon all played key roles in the team’s success.
The Nuggets’ victory is a testament to their hard work and dedication. They played with a lot of heart and never gave up, even when they were down in the series.
The Nuggets are now the NBA champions, and they will be celebrating their victory for years to come.
Game 5 Highlights
- Nikola Jokić led the Nuggets with 28 points, 16 rebounds, and 6 assists.
- Jamal Murray added 19 points and 5 assists.
- Michael Porter Jr. had 17 points and 7 rebounds.
- Aaron Gordon scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
- The Nuggets shot 45.3% from the field and 35.7% from three-point range.
- The Nuggets held the Heat to 40.4% shooting from the field and 29.4% from three-point range.
What’s Next for the Nuggets?
The Nuggets will now turn their attention to the offseason. They will have a number of decisions to make, including whether to re-sign Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.
The Nuggets also have a number of young players who are developing, including Bones Hyland, Zeke Nnaji, and Davon Reed.
The Nuggets have a bright future, and they will be looking to defend their NBA championship next season.