The Denver Nuggets won their first championship.
Denver won 94-89 in Game 5 of the Finals against the Miami Heat held on the 13th (Korean time).
Denver,스포츠토토 who was ahead with 3 wins and 1 loss in the game that day, even caught the 5th game and confirmed the championship. Although he showed an uneasy appearance when he lost the second match held in the homeroom, he reaped three consecutive victories and clearly outperformed Miami. At the center of it all was ‘Big Honey’ Nikola Jokic (center, 211cm, 129kg). Having sold the game that day, he scored 28 points, added 14 rebounds and 4 assists, and took center stage in securing the team’s championship. He stood out throughout the series, including a triple-double in the first and third games, and was selected as the final MVP as expected. Jokic’s Standout Performance and Great Record In the Finals, he recorded 30.2 points (.583 .421 .838), 14 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.4 blocks in 41.2 minutes per game in five games. He deservedly won his first Finals MVP. Unfortunately, he was not selected as the regular season MVP this season, but he monopolized the Western Conference Finals MVP and Finals MVP, showing off his irreplaceable presence in big games.
Jokic became the first player in NBA history outside of the 15th pick in the draft to win both regular season MVP and Finals MVP. Not to mention, he wasn’t even from the first round. He was drafted by Denver with the 2nd round, 11th overall pick, in the 2014 draft. He was the one who was not very high in the second round, but he improved every year and finally stood at the top.
He averaged 30 points (.548 .461 .799), 13.5 rebounds, 9.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 1 block in 39.5 minutes in 20 games this playoff. Even before entering the finals, in the first three rounds through the conference, he posted 29.9 points, 13.3 rebounds and 10.3 assists per game, showing off his spirit by making a playoff average triple-double.
For the first time in history, he even showed the strength to rank first in scoring, rebounding, and assists in a single playoff. Not only is he good at physical combat like a center, but he is also able to attack the inside with plenty of room. He has a soft shot touch and even capable footing, so he can score from many places.
His first record is still there. He became the first center to record 500 points and 100 assists in a single playoff game. This made him the first player to achieve 500 points + 250 rebounds + 150 assists + in a single playoff match. His records were not made for nothing, and we can see how outstanding his performance was.
This is just a preview. He compiled a playoff average triple-double class record and even summoned an ancient legend. He became the second all-time player behind Wilt Chamberlain (1967; 59.9) to record the highest combined average (points, rebounds and assists) with at least 15 games played in a single playoff game. While Chamberlain set a record close to 60, Jokic also showed a total of close to 53 (52.9).
In this playoff, he played 15 games before advancing to the finals, and he wrote 8 triple troubles. Not only that, but he added twice in the finals and showed off his appearance as a triple-double factory manager by making a whopping 10 triple-doubles in this playoff alone. It’s already the first time Jokic has added a double-digit triple-double in a single playoff run.