Nuggets Sweep Lakers, Heading to First NBA Finals in Franchise History

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Nuggets Sweep Lakers, Heading to First NBA Finals in Franchise History

Chicago Bulls, NBA

The Denver Nuggets are one series away from the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

Led by two-time MVP Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets are headed to their first NBA Finals in franchise history. They made quick work of LeBron James and his seventh-seeded squad, completing the sweep on Monday night with a tight 113-111 victory.

The Nuggets have now lost just three games on their way to the championship series. Obviously, the main reason for that has been the dominant play of Jokic, who capped off his Western Conference Finals with 30 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, and 3 blocks. However, the job also wouldn’t have been done without Jamal Murray. The Nuggets’ point guard who tore his ACL one season ago posted three-straight 30+ point games to help put the team in a position to sweep.

Jokic was named Western Conference Finals MVP shortly after the buzzer sounded. He and his teammates will now await the winner of the Heat-Celtics series in the East, which could be decided as soon as tomorrow night thanks to Miami’s 3-0 lead.

Congrats to the Nuggets! Not only does someone as talented as Jokic deserve this opportunity, but the franchise deserves it. Denver has had too many good players and too strong of a fanbase over their 47 years not to have already reached the last series of the season. It’s about time.

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.