- Jul 19, 2022
Entering Game Four of the Western Conference Finals at the Crypto.com Arena with a commanding 3-0 lead, Michael Malone's team emerged as 113-111 victors, solidifying their spot in the NBA Finals.
The highly anticipated individual battle between Nikola Jokic and LeBron James lived up to expectations. Jokic, once again displaying his versatility, recorded a triple-double with 30 points, 14 rebounds, and 13 assists. His eighth triple-double of the 2023 postseason set a new record, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain's long-standing mark of seven from the 1967 playoffs. Despite James' remarkable achievements, his 40 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists fell short, as the Lakers were unable to avoid a sweep by the dominant Nuggets.
With this historic victory, the Nuggets secured the Western Conference championship, a feat they had never accomplished in their 47-year existence. Now, they await the winner between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals. The Heat currently hold a 3-0 lead in the series and are poised to potentially complete their own sweep on Tuesday evening.