The Nuggets finished with the best record and No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, but not in the entire NBA. In fact, they don’t even have the best record of the teams still standing.
That, of course, would be the Celtics. But the Celtics currently trail the Heat by a 3-1 series count in the East finals. Still, there’s a segment of the NBA fan base that believes Boston could come back and win. For the record, teams that are down 3-0 in the NBA playoffs are 0-150 lifetime. (But hey, someone has to do it, right?)
Anyway, the Celtics finished the regular season at 57-25 for the second seed in the East. The Nuggets went 53-29. The Heat were 44-38 and were the East’s eighth and final seed.
So if the Nuggets play the Celtics in the Finals, they won’t have home-court advantage. If they play the Heat, they will. Below are the schedules of each scenario (all times Eastern):
Nuggets vs. Celtics
|Game 1||Denver at Boston||Thursday, June 1||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Game 2||Denver at Boston||Sunday, June 4||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Game 3||Boston at Denver||Wednesday, June 7||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Game 4||Boston at Denver||Friday, June 9||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|*Game 5||Denver at Boston||Monday, June 12||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|*Game 6||Boston at Denver||Thursday, June 15||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|*Game 7||Denver at Boston||Sunday, June 18||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
Nuggets vs. Heat
|Game 1||Miami at Denver||Thursday, June 1||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Game 2||Miami at Denver||Sunday, June 4||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Game 3||Denver at Miami||Wednesday, June 7||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Game 4||Denver at Miami||Friday, June 9||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|*Game 5||Miami at Denver||Monday, June 12||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|*Game 6||Denver at Miami||Thursday, June 15||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|*Game 7||Miami at Denver||Sunday, June 188||:30 p.m.||ABC|
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— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) May 24, 2023
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