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Path to Finals Becomes Favorable After Stunning Nuggets Upset!

The Boston Celtics received unexpected good news as they prepare for the Eastern Conference Finals. Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets, a team that has consistently challenged the Celtics this season, were eliminated in a shocking Game 7 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night in the Western Conference Semifinals.

The defending champions, Denver, squandered a 20-point third-quarter lead, succumbing to a 60-32 run by the Timberwolves, who secured a 98-90 victory. Despite valiant efforts from Jokic (34 points, 19 rebounds) and Jamal Murray (35 points), the Nuggets couldn’t overcome the lack of support from their bench. The Timberwolves, however, showcased a robust defensive effort and balanced scoring, with six players scoring in double figures, advancing to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in two decades.

This surprising outcome significantly benefits the Celtics. With their toughest potential opponent now eliminated, Boston’s chances of securing their first NBA title in 16 years have dramatically improved.

In the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston will face the Indiana Pacers, who upset the shorthanded New York Knicks on Sunday. The Pacers, while impressive in their victory at Madison Square Garden, are inexperienced and lack defensive strength. Despite missing Kristaps Porzingis, the Celtics possess enough offensive firepower and defensive capability to make quick work of Indiana.

Looking ahead, the Western Conference Finals will feature the Timberwolves against the Dallas Mavericks. While Minnesota appears stronger on paper, Dallas boasts the star power of Luka Doncic. Regardless of the opponent, Boston’s balanced roster and defensive prowess position them as the favorites in a potential Finals matchup.

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However, past experiences remind the Celtics that nothing is guaranteed. Last season, the No. 8 seeded Miami Heat disrupted Boston’s expected path to the NBA Finals. The Celtics also faced unexpected defeats to the Heat in 2020 and the Warriors in 2022.

Despite these cautionary tales, the current scenario presents an unprecedentedly favorable path for the Celtics. With the talent disparity in their favor, particularly against their next opponent, this may be Boston’s best opportunity to claim the championship. Now, it’s up to the team to capitalize on this chance.

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