The Denver Nuggets defeated the Miami Heat 94-89 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night to claim their first championship in franchise history.
Nikola Jokic was named the Finals MVP after averaging 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game. He also shot 56.3% from the field and 38.1% from three-point range.
The Nuggets were without star guard Jamal Murray for the entire playoffs, but they were able to overcome his absence thanks to Jokic’s MVP-caliber play. Jokic was dominant in all five games of the Finals, and he led the Nuggets to a series-clinching win on their home court.
The Nuggets’ victory is a major upset, as they were the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference. However, they were able to ride Jokic’s brilliance all the way to the title.
Jokic is the first player to win the NBA MVP award and the Finals MVP award in the same season since Giannis Antetokounmpo did it in 2019-20. He is also the first player to win the Finals MVP award without having a teammate average at least 20 points per game.
The Nuggets’ victory is a testament to Jokic’s greatness. He is one of the most dominant players in the NBA, and he has now led his team to a championship. Jokic is a future Hall of Famer, and his legacy is secure.
The Nuggets’ victory is also a great story for the city of Denver. The Nuggets have not won a championship since 1993, and this is a long-awaited victory for the city. The Nuggets are now one of the most successful teams in the NBA, and they are a force to be reckoned with for years to come.