The NBA Finals begin today, in which Denver and Miami will battle it out in one of the most exciting series in recent years.
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LatinAmerican Post | Daniel González Guerrero
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The most important part of the season in the NBA has arrived. The Finals this year will have two great contenders for the championship, since Denver and Miami demonstrated in the Playoffs all their talent and differential potential to win the ring in this campaign of the best basketball in the world.
Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets will meet from June 1 to define which is the best franchise for the 2022-2023 season. Of the 30 teams that started the championship, only two remain in the race, institutions that overcame great adversities to reach the final series of the tournament.
The clear favorites
The Denver Nuggets reach these finals as the clear favorites to win the championship this season. In the regular season, those led by Michael Malone had the best record in the entire league, an aspect that was the first step to excite all their fans.
Likewise, during the Playoffs, the squad led by the Serbian Nikola Jokić crushed all their rivals, once again demonstrating their superiority over the other teams. As if this were not enough, the Denver team reaches these finals, after having a perfect record in the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, a squad that was defeated 4-0.
Having a balanced squad is perfectly complemented by the sporting level of center Nikola Jokić, a player who has spent several seasons demonstrating all his talent, which is the cornerstone of this project. This is why the Nuggets have an outstanding advantage for these finals, a key that will be defined by the small details between the two teams.
In addition to having the best player in the league, Denver has a group of players who dream of giving this team the first championship in its history. Jamal Murray, Aaron Gordon, Michael Porter Jr. and Bruce Brown are other fundamental pieces of this squad, which is one step away from making history for this entire city.
They never give up
Miami Heat, meanwhile, defeated the Boston Celtics in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. During all the Playoffs, this team demonstrated its mettle and seniority, aspects that were of vital importance to surprise all its fans, who left them for dead on several occasions in the tournament.
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The constant injuries and marked absences at key moments were some of the problems faced by those led by Erik Spoelstra. Despite these drawbacks in their squad, the Miami team headed by Jimmy Butler once again showed its hierarchy in the final phases of the championship.
For this reason, all the fans of Miami once again believed in their team, which reaches the finals with a greater physical load, but with enthusiasm in the clouds, a quality that could become of vital importance for key moments. of the key. Given this, the Heat hopes to add their fourth title of this competition.
Another nuance that heats up this final is the clash that Jokić and Butler had a few months ago, players who were about to come to blows in the middle of a match. With this background, NBA fans are eager for this bracket to begin, which has all the necessary qualities to be one of the most exciting in recent years.
Currently, the bookmakers mark 89% favorability for the Denver team, an aspect that could begin to be marked in the first game. This will be played at the Ball Arena, the venue that will also host the second game of the series, an advantage that would also play a fundamental role in the outcome of the championship.
Everything is ready for the beginning of this exciting final, which promises to be full of great emotions and even definitions, worthy qualities for yet another definition of the best basketball league in the world.