Nikola Jokić records fourth straight triple-double to lead Denver Nuggets over the LA Lakers
May 19, 2023
While the Larry O’Brien Trophy continues its bucket list tour, the Final Four squads are leaving it all on the floor in pursuit of a chance to compete for the coveted prize.
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The GIST: While the Larry O’Brien Trophy continues its bucket list tour, the Final Four squads are leaving it all on the floor in pursuit of a chance to compete for the coveted prize. Nothing quite like playoff basketball.
Western Conference Final: Nikola Jokić and the Denver Nuggets bested LeBron James and the LA Lakers 108–103 at home last night to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. Equally as impressive, The Joker notched his fourth straight triple-double, bringing his Nugs within two wins of reaching their first-ever NBA Final.
- But you can never count out the Lakers, especially with this series shifting to the City of Stars for Game 3 tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. ET. Just getting started.
Eastern Conference Final: The unstoppable Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat used a massive 46-point third quarter (and a boatload of Boston turnovers) to stun the Celtics 123–116 in Wednesday’s Game 1.
- The Cs have a chance to even things up in Beantown tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET before the red-hot series flies south to Miami for Game 3 on Sunday. Caliente.