#1 NUGGETS at #7 LAKERS | FULL GAME 4 HIGHLIGHTS | May 22, 2023
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Led by Nikola Jokic’s 30 points, 14 rebounds, and 13 assists, the Denver Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4, 113-111. Jamal Murray added 25 points for the Nuggets in the victory, while LeBron James led all scorers with 40 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists for the Lakers. After closing out this best-of-seven series, 4-0, the Nuggets will now advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, where they will face the winner of the Boston Celtics-Miami Heat series (Miami leads, 3-0).
Nikola Jokic (27.8 PPG, 14.5 RPG, 11.8 APG) is now the 4th player in NBA history to average a triple-double in a Conference Finals series, joining:
Jason Kidd (2001-02 vs. Celtics): 17.5 PPG, 11.2 RPG, 10.2 APG
Magic Johnson (1982-83 vs. Spurs): 17.5 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 14.0 APG
Wilt Chamberlain (1966-67 vs. Celtics): 21.6 PPG, 32.0 RPG, 10.0 APG*
Nikola Jokic joins Wilt Chamberlain (1967) as the only players in NBA history to average a triple-double in back-to-back Playoff series.
The Nuggets 93 Playoff wins entering tonight were the most Playoff wins by a team to never make a Finals appearance in NBA history.
Nikola Jokic has now recorded his 8th triple-double of the 2023 Playoffs, passing Wilt Chamberlain (1967) for most Triple-Doubles in a single postseason.
Anthony Davis (50) is the 3rd Lakers player (5th instance) in franchise history with 50+ blocks in a single postseason, joining:
Shaquille O’Neal (2003-2004): 61 blocks
Shaquille O’Neal (1999-2000): 55 blocks
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1982-1983): 55 blocks
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1979-1980): 58 blocks
LeBron James (38 years, 143 days) is now the oldest player in NBA history to record 40+ points in a Playoff game, previously:
Karl Malone (36 years, 273 days): 50 points on 04/22/2000
Who would’ve thought the Nuggets, a team that has never been to the finals in their entire 50 year existence would sweep the Lakers and advance to the finals. It was a team effort and I’m proud of them.
They were the first seed all year…
Fakers and LeLeftEarly got carried by the refs into the WCF only to get swept LMFAO. Lebrick is the ultimate Finals choker with 6 Ls who’s never won without super teams, player suspensions, Refs and the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse . Most overrated player of all time. Fakers thought they can free throw and flop their way to a chip this year 🤣🤣
Where’s all the Lebron sheep who were hyping the Lakers? LOL
@OGSauceDaddy Seeding doesn’t mean anything anymore (in terms of which team is actually better). Just look at what the Heat are doing. Any team can win. (Since people can’t understand what I am saying the point I am making is anyone has a shot to win regardless of seeding. I am not even a fan of either team.)
@OGSauceDaddy exactly and Lakers we’re good all year
Every shot Jokic made was with a hand in his face. I am not a Nuggets fan but it’ll be nice to see them win a championship. Congratulations Denver.
@travdaddy 222555you mad? 😂😂
@travdaddy 222555 you big mad 😆
Butler is ready 😏
as a sixers fan, I would like to strip Embiids MVP award and give it to Jokic
The most impressive thing about the Nuggets sweep is that they beat the refs in games 3 and 4, not just the Lakers.
True, the difference in Free Throws shows it all. Mfkers were trying to make Lakers win 😂😂😂
Why do yall lie lmao. Officiating was bad for both sides.
@Nope Potato Yall Warriors fans STILL salty bout that L yall took? 🤣🤣🤣
NBA realized back in 2015 that it was more of a superstar driven league than they thought. It used to be that you had to have a big market team in the Finals to win ratings. Then came Cavs-Warriors
Jokic is just breaking records left and right, a ring would no doubt cement him as one of the most skilled big men in history
Wouldn’t say most skilled
@Paul A. Brown Jr. Hakeem has the footwork. There’s still everything else. But who else is more skilled?
He said ONE OF THE MOST not THE MOST skilled lol
@Paul A. Brown Jr. if you’re gonna say that at least list a few players more skilled 😂
Jokic man, everyone around him cheering, and he immediately goes and says good game to the lakers. Best superstar you can ask for. I loved watching this team grow. Ask any nuggets fan, we saw this coming for years, everyone else looked past. So proud of this team, and to be a nuggets fan
Cheers. Denver should definitely not give a f-ck about anything outside of Denver. Most of the world is falling apart and you guys probably have the best reefer in life. Media attention doesn’t matter but I know saying stuff like that is a basic draw
@Jean Richyah, reefer is what’s important.
Congrats to making the finals
Idk man, those guys came up to Jokic to congratulate him. He didn’t do anything special, I think it’s about as normal as possible to shake hands of the opponents you just beat especially if they are the ones approaching you. You are acting like he went out of his way to be a good sport. You don’t need to be so over the top with your fandom bro
I’m in shock I really thought that this series was gonna go further…. Congratulations Nuggets. No one is gonna count you as an underdog anymore.
Here’s a thought: The Wolves won a game off Denver but the Lakers did not.
1 seed for a reason
Warriors would’ve won 1 or 2
@Jeremy Pentonthen there’s the bucks who lost in 5
Respect to the Nuggets for making their 1st finals appearance ever 💯
Things LeBum did to LeSweep the Fakers and lead the Tender McNuggets to the finals
– LeForced to shoot threes even though he is not the best in 3 point shooting. He is not KD or Booker who is one of the greatest shooters of all
– Also one of his best stats in his LeOverrated career is having a lot of LeTurnovers. He can’t really LeAvoid that because he’s always LeSloppy in all situations, especially in LeCrunch time
– Likes to LeFlop to call the opponent a LeFoul and get a lot of LeFreethrows with the LeHelp of the LeRefs. But when it’s time to shoot LeFreethrows always doesn’t come in. That’s just LeFreethrows, still LeCan’t shoot properly. Booker can shoot that with his eyes closed
– He is too LeLazy to defend the opponent because he is LeOld and LeSlow to move
– One of the LeWorst things here is that he Lebrick wide open shots. Just like the dunk he did, the ball LeSlipped out of his hand because he planned to show LeArrogance to the crowd instead of taking the game seriously
– He’s also always LeCarried by his teammates, especially ADumb. But support is still LeLacking because he still needs a lot of superstars, probably LeCryrie
– LeBlame all his LeMistakes on others. He can’t accept LeDefeat so he always LeWalks out even before the game is over. LeDisgraceful behavior by LeQuit
– The LeShanghai Sharks are already looking forward to next season for LeChina to join. Here he is guaranteed to win championships and awards in abundance
Man what a ride, The Lakers lost, but that’s okay. Lebrons legacy will always be remembered as the greatest CLUTCH player of all time after these 40 points 👑(especially more clutch than Kobe). Lebron doesn’t have to win anymore championships with the lakers. It’s obvious that the hardest most difficult championship in the history of basketball ( The Bubble 2020 Championship) is far greater than the five championships Kobrick won and got carried in. Lebron james will end up going down as the greatest laker ever(Kobrick will not). The crypto arena will remove every Kobrick statue and replace it with all Lebrons. The LA fans will step on every kobrick jersey and praise Lebrons jerseys for generations. The Los angles Lakers will change their name to Lelakers and their arena will be called Lecrypto Lerena. In 10 years The logo will be changed to Lebron James , heck even the NBA will change their name to LEnba. As for Kobe, the only thing people will do for him is burn down his jerseys and realize he’s overrated. It Just goes to show you that no matter what happens Lebron will always be the goat 🐐 and his impact will be felt forever, even more than MJ the fraud. Lakers in 8.
OK! first of all this game was rigged. Seriously another close game and obviously the refs helped these duckets. I can’t not believe it! We choked and had a 15 point lead by refs giving the Brickuggets free throws. Lebron again ruined again. At this point I wouldn’t call Lebron better than MJ because clearly MJ probably never in his career had happened. Mj never choked, never lost 4-0 in the finals and always clutch. Obviously this is playoffs is’n fair, we don’t get enough rest in these days and obviously not enough to practice alot. Lostkic and Brickray will not win in the finals at all, these guys are just flopping everything around. Undeserved by these Trashver NoBuckets But it is ok, Lakers we will win next year. Lebron will help the team and Kyrie irving is ready to come too. Atleast the lakers aren worst than the Trasheonix Bums and Devbrick Booger. They will never make a successful champions.
and before you mj fanboys crawl out your holes, mj was in his prime getting swept in the first round. Lebron was in the finals by year 4
Mj at 38 was washed and missing the playoffs. Lebron at 38 was dropping 30 and 40 point games, carried a 13th seed team to the conference finals, and playing great defense.
Joker is a real monster 🏀🎯
Jokic continue to prove why he is the real MVP. Love watching this guy play. Congrats to the Nuggets.
Maybe now they won’t be afraid to vote for him.
All of the old ABA teams, that merged with the NBA, back in 1976, now have a Finals appearance. Congrats to Denver.
Let’s bring back the Kentucky Colonels
Still have the Eastern Conference Finals to play yet. Don’t sell Boston short.
@Trippy Lights …Wishful thinking.
@Michael O’Donnell lol
The Nuggets are gonna take it all in my opinion. These dudes have not let up at all in the post season.