The head of Reggie Miller says that the NBA has LeBron to lose in the Western Conference Finals.
But his heart? The man, after seeing nuggets for the past three weeks, has his heart about a mile high.
Former NBA star and current Turner sports analyst Miller said, “The Lakers are clearly the favorites, because they are the Lakers and they got the best player of their generation in LeBron (James).” Call the conference on Wednesday. “But something is cooking. Something is cooking. ”
The Nuggets, who made NBA history on Tuesday night, knocked out the second seeded Los Angeles Clippers from the postseason, registering their second straight series win after being down 3–1, capturing the imagination of basketball fans all over the world. are doing. They are still the biggest underdogs swinging inside the NBA’s Disney World bubble that have only made them more endearing. What the Nuggets did to Qui Leonard, Paul George & Co., especially for lifelong basketball, who are still taking out small pieces of crow from their mouths.
“Something is definitely going on,” Chris Weber, former NBA power forward and Miller’s partner at Miller Sports, is speaking out. “Put it this way: I love Denver as much as I would like someone else’s chance against the Lakers, which they showed.”
The Nuggets, who will embark on the top-seeded Lake Show for a seven-match series starting Friday night, dropped three of their four regular-season meetings with Los Angeles during the stop-start-start-regular season . Denver has never given the Lakers six NBA postseason series from the NBA playoffs, all-time, and the Odysseymakers know this: FanDuel on Wednesday gave Los Angeles an 88.2% chance of advancing to the NBA Finals, while the Nuggets had Odds Another stunning, seven-game series win in a 13-to-1 pullout.
“I’ll say this: If (Clippers) Game 5 and (Clippers) Game 7 show Paul Millsap, then all bets are off,” Miller said. “Because he (in those games) was fantastic on both ends of the floor … If he plays anywhere consistently in this series, the Nuggets are a different team.”
Millsap got only three boards and six points in Game 7, but the latter two came on second-half 3-pointers, helping to pull away 3 seeds again. The 35-year-old forward recorded +19 in plus / minus 32 minutes of action, helping the Nuggets catch the clip while shooting 37.8% from the floor.
The Denver veteran dropped 17 points on the Clippers in Game 5, 14 of them coming in the third quarter in a big way. Millsap had the most points of 17 which had been put since 3 August.
“I think he has found himself again,” said Millsap, who averaged 8.4 points and 4.1 boards while adding 37.5% of his 3-point and give this postman a try. “I love the fact that he is consistent, loves the continuity he brings. You can believe that.”
Weber trusts the Nuggets bench, too, with depth and a line of defense that goes nine or 10 players deep, with or without swing man Will Barton. He said it reminded him of his 2001–02 Sacramento squad that tied up with the Shakes-and-Kobe-Era Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. Those Kings had a 3–2 series in Los Angeles before dropping games 6 and 7 of the NBA Champs.
“It’s not wrong that the Lakers are going to win it,” asserted Miller. “I know everyone is disappointed, and I think we won’t see the Battle of LA, but don’t go to sleep on the Denver Nuggets. Don’t. No do it.”