Nuggets earn 1st Finals appearance with sweep of Lakers

The Denver Nuggets won the Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Lakers 113-111 to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in team history.

The top-seeded Nuggets, led by Jamal Murray's 25 points, overcame LeBron James' 31-point first half and a 15-point halftime deficit in Game 4 to win their first conference championship in 47 NBA seasons.

Despite having the highest scoring postseason half of his career, James finished with 40 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists,

but even the greatest scorer in NBA history couldn't prevent the talented, spirited Nuggets from winning their sixth game overall in a row.

In the last few seconds, Aaron Gordon appeared to block two shots that would have tied the game that James missed.

By the third quarter, Jokic had recorded his eighth triple-double of the playoffs, shattering Wilt Chamberlain's previous mark of seven set in 1967.

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