The Denver Nuggets definitely had some tough competition on the way to their first championship.
But looking back at the postseason, it’s clear that they were in command all along.
NBA History noted that the Nuggets are just the third team to go 16-4 or better over the last 20 postseasons.
They now join the 2017 Golden State Warriors (who went 16-1) and the 2007 San Antonio Spurs (who went 16-4 as well).
The Nuggets are the third team to go 16-4 or better over the last 20 postseasons, joining:
2017 Warriors (16-1)
2007 Spurs (16-4) pic.twitter.com/ZnYpaZsx2i
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) June 13, 2023
When the postseason began, the Nuggets were definitely the best team in the Western Conference.
Still, their lack of strong experience in the playoffs had some people thinking they might not have what it takes to make and win the Finals.
But right off the bat, they played strongly.
They easily dispatched the Minnesota Timberwolves before facing their biggest challenge yet: the Phoenix Suns.
While the Suns were definitely tougher than the Timberwolves, the Nuggets were able to push past Devin Booker and his team before facing the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Nuggets hardly even broke a sweat with the Lakers and swept past them.
Some people might say that they were dealt an easy hand with the opponents they faced during the playoffs.
But the truth is that the Nuggets have just been in the zone and playing spectacularly all season long.
And that didn’t change when the playoffs started.
It is rare for a team to do so well in the playoffs.
At many times, the Nuggets made it look downright easy.
It doesn’t matter who they played against and how hard or easy the competition was.
The Nuggets have a lot to be proud of and just had a postseason that will be talked about for many years.NEXT: Keyshawn Johnson Says Nikola Jokic Is Too Bland