Nuggets sweep Lakers, punch ticket to NBA Finals for first time

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(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Denver Nuggets are advancing to their first ever NBA Finals. Denver fended off the Lakers in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals in Los Angeles.

Star Nikola Jokic posted a historic triple-double with 30 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists in the victory. Jokic passed Wilt Chamberlain for most triple-doubles in a single postseason. He also won the series's Most Valuable Player award.

Nuggets head coach Mike Malone spoke with ESPN's Lisa Salters after the win:

LeBron James led L.A with 40 points, ten rebounds and nine assists in the losing effort.

The Nuggets swept the series in four games and now move on to face either the Boston Celtics or Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.


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