"Nikola Jokic, Nuggets Outshine Suns in Dominant Game 6 to Reach Western Conference Finals"
The Denver Nuggets are back in the Western Conference Finals for the first time since the 2020 Orlando Bubble, and they have MVP candidate Nikola Jokic to thank. Jokic exploded for his third triple-double in four games with 32 points, 12 assists, and 10 boards to lead the Nuggests to an emphatic 125-100 Game 6 victory over the Suns and a 4-2 series win. Jokic and the Nuggets have had their sights set on the Finals since Day 1, and now they just need to get past either the Lakers or Warriors. Both teams may have a more recognizable national profile, but the Nuggets certainly aren't intimidated. After all, they're looking for a bit of revenge as the Lakers eliminated them from the Conference Finals last season and the Warriors bounced them from the first round last year. As Nuggets coach Michael Malone pointed out before the game, his veteran squad knew exactly what was at stake without him having to hammer it down: "Our approach should be that we're down and this is a must-win. And if that's your mentality, you're going to give yourself a much greater chance." The Nuggets have been nothing short of dominant in this postseason and it's all thanks to Jokic and the rest of the well-rounded Denver core. It's time to start taking the Nuggets seriously: they're heading back to the Conference Finals with a mission to make it to the Finals for the first time in franchise history!