The Denver Nuggets are one win away from a historic first franchise NBA title.
Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets took the life out of the Miami Heat in their home stadium behind a 108-95 Game 4 victory on Saturday.
This puts Denver in a 3-1 advantage, and NBA champion and current ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins believes the series is over.
“The Nuggets snatched the heat souls… and I mean, took the life outta them. Miami had a great run, but this series is over,” Perkins tweeted after Game 4.
Only one team has ever recovered from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals, and Perkins doesn’t believe that it will be emulated soon.
“I’m not trying to hear or talk about the Heat making some type of Historical run because it ain’t happening.”
Paul Pierce, Perkins’ teammate during the 2008 Boston Celtics championship run, heaped praise on Jamal Murray following Denver’s win. The Truth even went as far as calling the Canadian the best point guard in the league.
Murray scored 15 points and added 12 assists in Game 4 where the Nuggets leaned on a stronger third quarter rally.
The Nuggets can close the series and win their first title at home. Game 5 will be played on Tuesday morning.