The Denver Nuggets won the NBA title on Monday night (12). Finalist of the North American Basketball League for the first time, the Colorado team prevailed over the Miami Heat and closed the decisive series at 4-1, with a 94-89 victory.
The team led by Michael Malone had 28 points and 16 rebounds from pivot Nikola Jokic, a highlight on the way to the cup. The Serbian, who has twice been voted the best player in the league, now also has a championship trophy under his belt.
The victory at the Ball Arena in Denver was a fitting end to the “playoffs”, in which the Nuggets were clearly superior to all the opponents they faced. Jimmy Butler’s Miami even tied the final showdown 1-1, but it didn’t go beyond that.
The owners of the best campaign in the Western Conference began their journey in the knockout stage by going 4-1 at the Minnesota Timberwolves. Next, the Phoenix Suns, led by Kevin Durant and Devin Booker, were beaten in six matches.
In the last stop before the decision, Denver faced the Los Angeles Lakers, of Anthony Davis and LeBron James, team executioners in the 2020 West final. This time, Jamal Murray and Jokic showed their growth and triumphed by 4 to 0 Then they punished the Heat.