The Denver Nuggets took care of business in the first game of the NBA Finals.
Clearly, there was no rust to worry about, no shaky legs, and no jitters ahead of the most important game in the franchise’s history.
Mike Malone’s team was as dominant as usual and jumped out to a double-digit lead over the Miami Heat, and the fans seem to believe this will be over sooner rather than later.
Denver is fun to watch
— 4MyCiTy Inc (@4MyCiTy2) June 2, 2023
Heat battled until the end.
— Misha Fitton (@MishaFitton) June 2, 2023
I imaganie this feels like being a Detroit Lions fans and being up 7-0 after the first quarter in the Super Bowl. There is hope Detroit. If the Nuggs can get one, anything is possible..
— Scotty B (@ScottBu12345) June 2, 2023
Nuggets take game one, but Spo found a nice lineup in the fourth. Game two will be a dawg fight.
— No Cap Sports (@NoCapSports_) June 2, 2023
Jimmy Butler only scored 13pts tonight. I expect him to be much more aggressive in GM 2.
— Randy Ragsdale (@SashaMania36) June 2, 2023
Truth be told, there’s no reason to believe the Nuggets can’t or won’t sweep the Heat.
They were the best and most consistent team in the Western Conference — and arguably the NBA — throughout the whole season, not to mention the fact that they had a full week to rest and restore their bodies ahead of this series.
The Nuggets have one of the most stacked starting lineups in the league, are a well-coached team, and have perhaps the best offensive force in basketball right now in Nikola Jokic.
Jamal Murray was the perfect sidekick and the star duo combined to score or assist on 87 of the team’s 104 points, dominating the Heat’s otherwise efficient defense from the jump.
Of course, not every game will see two key members of the Heat going scoreless, and things could be a little different when the series heads back to Miami.NEXT: Stats Show How Nikola Jokic And Jamal Murray Dominated Game 1