Nuggets advance to first NBA Finals after sweeping Lakers; Jokić named WCF MVP

The Denver Nuggets will advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history after sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals on Monday. Here’s what you need to know: Nikola Jokic recorded his eighth triple-double of these playoffs for Denver in the 113-111 victory (30 points, 14 rebounds, 13 … Read more

Nuggets outlast Lakers to secure 3-0 series lead: How Denver sparked late run to win Game 3

By Jovan Buha, Tony Jones and Nick Kosmider The Denver Nuggets outlasted the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday, winning 119-108 to take a 3-0 series lead. Here’s what you need to know: Nuggets guard Jamal Murray scored a game-high 37 points (30 in the first half) with … Read more

The Blazers and Hornets sit atop the NBA Draft – and could sway it with big decisions

CHICAGO — While the NBA Draft Lottery was the star of the show this week — with its reveal that the San Antonio Spurs won the right to select Victor Wembanyama — the draft continued in its shadow at Wintrust Arena. Team leaders digested the fallout from the lottery, which created a slew of interesting … Read more

Did LeBron James and Anthony Davis drop the Lakers? Nuggets against the media and more notes

DENVER — When Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka was working on the phones in February, making all those business calls that led to one of the most remarkable season turnarounds the league has ever seen, it was in the hope to add help for LeBron James. and Anthony Davis and returning to league-wide relevance from … Read more

Nuggets take 2-0 lead against Lakers: Key Denver adjustment kicks off Jamal Murray in Game 2

By Jovan Buha, Nick Kosmider and Tony Jones The Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-103 in Game 2 of Thursday’s Western Conference Finals at home behind a strong second-half shooting performance, taking a 2-0 series lead. Here’s what you need to know: Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 37 points — including 23 … Read more

2023 NBA playoff predictions: Anonymous scout, coach, Nuggets-Lakers executive pick, Celtics-Heat winners

Which remaining Eastern Conference team will advance to the NBA Finals, Jayson Tatum’s Boston Celtics or Jimmy Butler’s Miami Heat? Which remaining Western Conference team will advance, Nikola Jokić’s Denver Nuggets or LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers? We spoke to experts to find out. We asked a scout, coach and team executive to predict the … Read more