The Denver Nuggets keep shocking the world.
Most recently, by defeating the mighty Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday in Game 7 to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
And with yet another comeback after being down 3-1 in a playoff series, the Nuggets and star center Nikola Jokic made NBA history.
Denver had already overcome a 3-1 deficit in their opening round matchup against the Utah Jazz, and with Tuesday’s 104-89 win over superstar Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers, they became the first team in league history to overcome that deficit twice in the same postseason.
After winning six games while facing elimination in the NBA bubble, the 2019-20 Nuggets join the 1994 Nuggets as the only other team to do so.
The 2019-20 @Nuggets are the first team in NBA playoff history to come back 3-1 deficit twice in one post season.The Nuggets now won 6 elimination games in a row with the win tonight, tying the 1994 Nuggets for the most wins facing elimination in a single post season. pic.twitter.com/OvW01LkmK1— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) September 16, 2020
It doesn’t stop there.
With 16 points, 22 rebounds and 13 assists, center Nikola Jokic joins Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan as the only players to record a 20-rebound triple-double in a playoff game. He’s the first to do so in a Game 7.
Nikola Jokic joins Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan as the only players with a 20-rebound triple-double in a playoff game since the NBA-ABA merger.He is also the 4-youngest player with a 20-rebound triple-double in a playoff game all-time, ranking behind a trio of HOFers.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/mjcfGJaNr0— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 16, 2020
Nikola Jokic in Game 7:16 PTS22 REB13 ASTHe is the first player in NBA history to drop a 20-rebound triple-double in a Game 7. pic.twitter.com/qy0jdzkMk3— StatMuse (@statmuse) September 16, 2020
Kudos to the Nuggets, because no matter what happens when they advance to face the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, their fan base will never forget this playoff run.
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