The Denver Nuggets couldn’t keep their foot on the gas and allowed the Miami Heat to storm right back and steal Game 2.
The Heat now have home-court advantage, and you never want to give Jimmy Butler and Erik Spoelstra a chance to control a series.
However, as great as Butler has been in the playoffs, CJ McCollum still believes the Nuggets will win the series, simply because they have the most unstoppable guy on the court.
"We talked about playoff Jimmy. Playoff Joker, regular season Joker? This guy is unstoppable."
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) June 7, 2023
McCollum said that Nikola Jokic has been unstoppable throughout the regular season and the playoffs, so he’ll still give the team a chance to win the series, even if they fall to a 2-1 deficit.
The Nuggets have more depth and talent than the Heat.
They’re also a well-coached team, and Mike Malone will most definitely have a couple of aces up his sleeve when they hit the floor at South Beach.
Spoelstra has had to think outside of the box to try and have something to counter Jokic’s stellar play.
He took some of his playmaking away in Game 2, but that formula’s not going to get the job done as often as it used to.
This will be an epic chess match between two of the best tacticians in the game, and it’s not easy to keep Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, and Jamal Murray in check for two games in a row.
All things considered, this series is already more exciting than most fans predicted it would be, and it’s not going to end as soon as some thought.NEXT: Stats Show How Efficient Nikola Jokic Has Been In Game 3s