The underdog Denver Nuggets became the first team in NBA history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit twice in the same postseason.
After booting out the Utah Jazz in a winner-take-all, the Nuggets did it again by stunning the Los Angeles Clippers to reach their first NBA Western Conference finals in 11 years.
"Nobody wants us here," insisted Jokic after the Nuggets spoiled a blockbuster LA showdown between LeBron James’ Lakers and Kawhi Leonard’s Clippers.
Jokic completed his triple-double by the 3rd quarter of Tuesday night's contest in the NBA's quarantine bubble in Florida, finishing with 16 points, 22 rebounds, and 13 assists.
His rebound count is the most by a Nuggets player in an NBA playoff game, breaking his old record of 19.
Denver's dynamic duo combined for 56 points as Jamal Murray also unleashed a game-high 40 points in the Nuggets’ 104-89 Game 7 upset of the Clippers.
"We are just improving. We have talks, we have fights, everything. We are like a couple," Jokic said of playing with Murray.
An odd couple for sure. A Serbian and a Canadian dynamic duo that has engineered the biggest upsets of the 2020 postseason so far.
Denver will once again be the underdogs when they face the Lakers in the conference finals beginning Friday.
But Murray issued a warning for people who think the Lakers' juggernaut is going to just steamroll over them.
"They got to worry about us too," Murray said. – Rappler.com