Denver Nuggets NBA Finals Schedule 2023 (Next Opponent, Game Times and Dates for Playoff Series)
By Larry Rupp
The Denver Nuggets have officially advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history after taking down the Los Angeles Lakers in a dominant Western Conference Finals performance. They now prepare for a battle against a fellow powerhouse squad with a championship on the line.
Here's everything you need to know about the Nuggets' upcoming NBA finals series.
When Do the Nuggets Play Next in the NBA Playoffs?
After sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, the Nuggets will resume their quest for a title on Thursday, June 1.
Who Will the Nuggets Play in the NBA Finals?
The Nuggets will play the 8-seed Miami Heat from the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals.
Denver's NBA Finals matchup will be a typical best-of-seven series that follows the 2-2-1-1-1 format. That means the better seed (Nuggets) will host Games 1 and 2, plus Games 5 and 7 if those are necessary. The worse seed (Heat) hosts Games 3 and 4, plus Game 6 if that is necessary.
If the Nuggets beat the Heat, they would win their first NBA Championship in franchise history. They are one of 12 teams left in the NBA to have never been the last team standing in June.
Nuggets NBA Finals Odds
Denver is the heavy favorite to win the NBA Championship with odds set at -480 on FanDuel Sportsbook. Nikola Jokic is also the current favorite to be named NBA Finals MVP with odds set at -320.
Nuggets NBA Finals Schedule 2023
The Nuggets' NBA Finals schedule is just about set. We'll update this space as soon as Denver's opponent is determined.
Thursday, June 1 (8:30 p.m. ET)
Sunday, June 4 (8 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, June 7 (8:30 p.m. ET)
Friday, June 9 (8:30 p.m. ET)
5* (if necessary)
Monday, June 12 (8:30 p.m. ET)
6* (if necessary)
Thursday, June 15 (8:30 p.m. ET)
7* (if necessary)
Sunday, June 18 (8 p.m. ET)
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