NBA Finals: Denver Nuggets defeated Miami Heat to go within one victory of their first championship.
With a 108-95 victory over the Miami Heat to grab a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven championship series, the Denver Nuggets moved closer to winning their first NBA championship.
With an outstanding collective effort, the Nuggets prevailed the entire time.
Forward Aaron Gordon demonstrated his importance with 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists.
If the Nuggets win game five at home on Monday night (01:30 BST on Tuesday), they will win the title.
Michael Malone, the head coach of the Nuggets, remarked, “I thought Aaron was huge all night.” He was simply a warrior on both ends for us tonight and brought his hard hat.
This was a real team effort. While we have completed our task, we are not celebrating as though we have more to do.
We are aware that we will need to go home and stop watching TV, listening to the radio, reading the newspaper, and listening to other people complimenting us because we haven’t yet taken any action.
“We simply need to take it one quarter at a time if we want to win another game and become world champions. We will give ourselves a tremendous chance to accomplish that if we remain loyal to who we are.
When Nikola Jokic, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, tweaked his ankle in the first quarter and had to sit out a five-minute stretch in the fourth due to foul trouble, the Nuggets had cause for concern.
The Serbian returned with 4:09 remaining in the game, and Denver, who had led by four at halftime and increased their lead to 13 points in the third quarter, continued to be in control. However, Miami was unable to capitalize on his absence.
Bruce Brown scored three late goals to finish with 21 points, while guard Jamal Murray had 15 points and 12 assists. Jokic finished with 23 points.
Erik Spoelstra, the head coach of Miami, insisted that the series still had chance to change. “Every time we felt like we got it to six or eight, they were able to push it to 12,” he remarked.
“Our team is highly competitive. We’ve always done things the hard way, and we’ll have to do it that way once again now.