(Denver, CO) -- The 2023 NBA Finals are set to tip-off this week. Nikola Jokic and the West champion Denver Nuggets will host Jimmy Butler and the East champion Miami Heat for Game One on Thursday night at Ball Arena.
The Nuggets are making their first-ever appearance in the NBA Finals after sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. The Heat are set to make their second appearance in the NBA Finals in the last four years after fending off the Boston Celtics in seven games to win the East.
Denver defeated Miami in both head-to-head meetings during the regular season.