The magic of sport is that nothing can be taken for granted and Denver nuggets is showing it in these NBA 2020 playoffs. Hosted by a stellar version of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, the team led masterfully by Michael Malone has found the claw to hold on to the competition when they were on the brink of up to two times and are already in the final of the Western Conference . The words of the coach and some players collected on ESPN minutes after giving the bell before Los Angeles Clippers, denotes the tremendous pride they feel and the great chemistry between the entire squad, which has been key in these two historic comebacks.
The Colorado team could be the first team in history to come back from 3-1 twice in the same playoffs. We review assimilable precedents.
– Michael Malone: « Our goal was never to stand up and push our opponents as much as possible. At the start of the season, the only goal with which we would be satisfied was to win the ring and we are showing that we have many things necessary to do it. As outrageous as it is that may result from the lack of respect we receive from everyone outside the franchise, we are showing what kind of team we are. I am very proud of the efforts of the boys, they have been in the bubble for 70 days and the commitment and courage of the They are showing off, it’s exciting. We have to celebrate this success in style, although we are not satisfied, « said the coach.
– Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic: « We have given a lesson to all the NBA analysts who did not believe in us and underestimated us. O’Neal, Barkley, Lowe … It is better that they start respecting us because we have tried hard and achieved something historic. We have surpassed a great team based on hard work and a winning mentality, « commented a player who was a key player in the victory, like his Serbian teammate. « Nobody wanted us here, nobody believed in us and we have shown what we are. It is time for our rivals to worry about us, and not the other way around, » said the center of Denver nuggets, who will seek to prolong his sleep before Los angeles lakers.