The Denver Nuggets are headed to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history after a riveting 113-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.
Nikola Jokic punctuated the sweep with another stirring performance, posting 30 points, 14 rebounds, and 13 assists in the series-clinching win.
It was the eighth triple-double of the playoffs for the Serbian superstar which broke the all-time NBA record for most triple-doubles in a postseason.
Jamal Murray also poured in 25 points for the Nuggets, giving him an average of 32.5 points per game in the series.
For the Lakers, it was LeBron James and LeBron James only. While he ultimately missed a potential game-tying basket on the final possession, the ageless wonder produced a 40-point performance with the season on the line.
It will be an interesting offseason in LA as they try to maximize the limited amount of time LeBron has left.
The Nuggets will kick off the NBA Finals against either the Miami Heat or Boston Celtics on Thursday, June 1.