The Denver Nuggets dominate Game 1 of the NBA Finals
The GIST: With nine days of rest behind them, the Denver Nuggets held off the Miami Heat 104–93 in last night’s NBA Finals Game 1 win, claiming the series lead at home in high-altitude Ball Arena. Trust the Midas touch.
Last night’s Game 1: Denver’s offense was simply unstoppable. Everyone’s favorite extra-large Horse Girl, aka the Nugs’ two-time MVP Nikola Jokić, put on an elite passing show, notching 14 assists in a 27-point triple-double while his other half Jamal Murray dropped in 26 points and 10 assists of his own.
Sunday’s Game 2: Keeping things in perspective, the Heat had a quick turnaround ahead of the Finals — their clinching Game 7 win was only four days ago.
- While the Floridian squad will never admit they’re tired, they’ll surely accept some help heading into Game 2 — and sharpshooter Tyler Herro, who’s been sidelined with a broken hand, may be ready to make a reappearance by then.
- That said, Denver remains undefeated at home in the postseason, so evening the series will take a lot of Miami firepower. Game 2 goes down Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.