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May 22, 2023, 8:49 PM

Members of the Denver Nuggets pose with the Western Conference Championship Trophy following their ...

Members of the Denver Nuggets pose with the Western Conference Championship Trophy following their victory against the Los Angeles Lakers in game four of the Western Conference Finals at Arena on May 22, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

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The Denver Nuggets did it.

For the first time in franchise history, they’re headed to the NBA Finals. It came in a very satisfying way on Monday night, sweeping the Lakers in four games in the Western Conference Finals. They advanced with a 113-111 victory.

It was the first playoff sweep in team history, first time they’ve beaten the Lakers in a postseason series and first time they’ll play for a championship.

After the game, the Nuggets were presented with the Oscar Robertson Trophy on the court in Los Angeles, given to the winner of the Western Conference.

That was followed up by the presentation of the Earvin Magic Johnson Trophy, given to the MVP of the series. Nuggets superstar center Nikola Jokic took that home, finishing with yet another triple-double in Game 4.

Jokic finished with 30 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists on Monday night and averaged 27.8 points, 14.5 rebounds and 11.8 assists in the series.

The Denver Nuggets will now wait for the winner of the Miami / Boston series, although the Heat lead 3-0 out East. The Finals will start Thursday, June 1, no matter what.

But tonight, and the rest of this week should be about celebrating. The Nuggets did it. And now they have four wins to go to make even more history.

This story was first published by Sactown Sports‘ sister station, Denver Sports. Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.



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