- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -


Nikola Jokic Has Honest Admission About Facing Lakers Last Season

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - FEBRUARY 12: Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets waits for a free throw during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum on February 12, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)


During the NBA playoffs last year, the Denver Nuggets seemed like the team of destiny from start to finish in the Western Conference, as no team was really able to handle them in a seven-game series.

The Nuggets lost a total of four games in four rounds on their way to the franchise’s first NBA title, with only the Phoenix Suns getting the best of Nikola Jokic and company more than once.

The Suns beat the Nuggets in consecutive games during the second round of the playoffs, but then Denver turned it on and never looked back as they lost only one game from there on out in the postseason, dropping one game to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.

Although the Nuggets were able to sweep the Los Angeles Lakers in four games during the Western Conference Finals, according to DNVR Nuggets via NBACentral, Jokic believes that Los Angeles gave them the toughest challenge during the playoffs last year.

“It was probably the toughest series that we had (last year),” Jokic said.

With the exception of Game 3 in Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena, every game of the series was close, with the Nuggets winning by no more than six points in the three other games.

That said, it isn’t all that surprising that Jokic would dub the Lakers the team’s toughest challenge last year, even though Los Angeles couldn’t win a game in the Western Conference Finals.

This time around, there won’t be a trip to the NBA Finals on the line for both teams as they’ll want to advance to the second round, which means the stakes are a bit lower, but there’s the revenge factor for the Lakers, which could make for a good series.

Jamal Murray Doesn’t Hold Back His Thoughts About NBA’s Best Duo



Read More: Nikola Jokic Has Honest Admission About Facing Lakers Last Season

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.