The NBA Finals got off to an exciting start on Thursday night and the Denver Nuggets scored the first pivotal win.
With a dominant 104-93 victory, the Nuggets are now just three wins away from their franchise-first championship ring.
Many people felt that Denver showed how superior they are to the Miami Heat in the first game.
“Last night it just looked like the Nuggets were better,” Shannon Sharpe said on Friday’s Undisputed.
“Nuggets are the better team…I don’t think this will be an extended series,” he added.
.@ShannonSharpe predicts a quick NBA Finals after Nuggets dominate Heat in Game 1:
“Nuggets are the better team, clearly the layoff didn’t impact them. I don’t think this will be an extended series.” pic.twitter.com/MylGHqmUJi
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) June 2, 2023
Sharpe spoke about the powerful performance of Nikola Jokic, calling him the best player in the NBA.
Sure enough, Jokic was again a fearsome force on the court, earning yet another triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 14 assists – all with just one turnover.
But Sharpe also noted the great work of Aaron Gordon (16 points and 6 rebounds) and Jamal Murray (26 points and 10 assists).
He said that the game is all about adjustments and Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra will definitely change his team’s approach for Game 2.
That is absolutely necessary because if the upcoming games are anything like the first one, the Heat will have a very hard time climbing out of this hole.
Everyone knew that the Nuggets would be Miami’s most intimidating competition yet.
The Heat have pushed through some tough opponents during the postseason but none of them have been as successful, healthy, and big as Denver.
They are now well aware of the sort of team they are going to be playing against in the Finals.
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