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The Denver Nuggets advanced to their 1st NBA Finals in team history after finishing off a sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers 113-111:

Star duo Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray led the Nuggets to their first ever playoff series sweep and Conference Final title in the 47 year history of the franchise. Jokic earned a record breaking eighth triple double in this year’s playoffs. He broke a mark previously set by NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain in the 1967 season. Jokic totaled 30 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists. Murray had 25 points in the game. The Denver Nuggets erased a 73-58 halftime deficit and outplayed the Lakers in the second half.  Denver was able to overcome an amazing 31-point performance in the first half by LeBron James. James was held to a mere 9 points in the second half as the Nuggets made...

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Florida Panthers outlasts the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1’s 4 OT marathon 3-2:

To get to the Eastern Conference Final, the Florida Panthers had to beat the mighty Boston Bruins and the talented Toronto Maple Leafs. The Panthers upset the record setting Bruins in a wild seven-game series. Florida had a much easier time against the Maple Leafs as they defeated them in five games.  The first game of the Eastern Conference Final was an exhilarating back and forth affair. It was the 6th longest game in NHL history. Hurricanes Center Seth Jarvis got his team on the board first just before the 1st period expired. Panthers Centers Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe would each score in the second period to help give the Panthers a 2-1 lead.  Carolina Hurricanes Right Winger Stefan...

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