The Denver Nuggets: A Cinderella Story in the 2019-2020 NBA Season
The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team belonging to the Western Conference of the NBA. They are based in Denver, Colorado, and have been playing since 1976. The Nuggets have had a long history of struggling in the postseason, with only two conference finals appearances prior to the 2019-2020 season.
However, the 2019-2020 season was a game-changer for the Nuggets. They had a strong regular season, finishing third in the Western Conference with a record of 46-27. Their star player, Nikola Jokic, had a breakout season, averaging 19.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game.
In the playoffs, the Nuggets faced tough competition, including the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers. However, they managed to overcome the odds and reached the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2009. Facing the Los Angeles Lakers, the Nuggets were considered underdogs, but Jokic's stellar performance in Game 3 changed the game, leading to his triple-double as well as Jamal Murray's 28 points. This victory gave Denver a chance to sweep the series in Game 4.
And they did just that. In Game