Nikola Jokić records fourth straight triple-double to lead Denver Nuggets over the LA Lakers
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.