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The Denver Nuggets achieved a historic milestone by sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers in four games.

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Overcoming a 15-point halftime deficit, the Nuggets secured a 113-111 victory to advance to their first-ever NBA Finals.

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Center Nikola Jokic played a crucial role, recording a triple-double with 30 points, 14 rebounds, and 13 assists.

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Jokic's performance marked his eighth triple-double in the postseason, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain for the most in a single playoff run.

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The Nuggets took the lead with less than a minute remaining, thanks to Jokic's decisive basket.

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Defensively, the Nuggets successfully prevented LeBron James from tying the score on two occasions, including a crucial block by Aaron Gordon in the final seconds.

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Despite James's outstanding performance of 40 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists, the Lakers fell short.

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The Nuggets, as the top-seeded team in the Western Conference, will now await the outcome of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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The Miami Heat currently hold a 3-0 series lead against the Boston Celtics, potentially setting up a matchup with the Nuggets in the NBA Finals.

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In their previous conference finals appearances, the Nuggets had fallen short each time, losing to the Lakers in four instances (1978, 1985, 2009, 2020).