HustleTV Denver Nuggets Stun Los Angeles Lakers to Advance to First NBA Finals

The Denver Nuggets are headed to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history after sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals.

The Nuggets won Game 4 of the series on Monday night, 113-111, behind a 37-point performance from Nikola Jokic. Jokic, who was named the Western Conference Finals MVP, averaged 30.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, and 8.0 assists in the series.

The Nuggets also got big contributions from Jamal Murray, who scored 25 points in Game 4, and Michael Porter Jr., who scored 16 points.

The Lakers were led by LeBron James, who scored 40 points in Game 4. James averaged 34.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 7.0 assists in the series.

The Nuggets will face the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals, which is currently tied 2-2 between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.

The Nuggets are the first team to sweep the Western Conference Finals since the Golden State Warriors in 2017. They are also the first team to make the NBA Finals from the No. 6 seed since the Houston Rockets in 1995.

The Nuggets are led by a young and talented core of players, including Jokic, Murray, and Porter Jr. They are a team on the rise, and they will be a tough opponent for any team in the NBA Finals.

Here are some additional details about the Nuggets’ victory over the Lakers:

  • The Nuggets trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half, but they rallied to win the game.
  • The Nuggets shot 50.6% from the field in the game, including 40.7% from three-point range.
  • The Nuggets outrebounded the Lakers 47-43 in the game.
  • The Nuggets forced 15 turnovers in the game, which they turned into 21 points.

The Nuggets’ victory over the Lakers is a major accomplishment for the franchise. They have now reached the NBA Finals for the first time in their 47-year history. The Nuggets will be a tough opponent for any team in the NBA Finals, and they will be looking to bring home the championship.