On Sunday, the Denver Nuggets are set to host the Miami Heat at the Ball Arena in the Mile High City for Game 2, with the team hoping to lead a 2-0 series before crossing the country to play Games 3 and 4 at Kaseya Center in Miami. .
While it’s hard to count a team as resilient as the Heat in any series, with all the success Jimmy Butler and company have had so far as an underdog in the NBA playoffs , the Nuggets would be in an ideal position with a 2-0 lead before hitting the road.
Ahead of Game 2 in Denver, veteran forward Aaron Gordon spoke to the media about the importance of playing at Ball Arena via the Nuggets’ Twitter account.
Nuggets Nation makes Ball Arena unlike any other 😤
Game 2 Limited Availability: https://t.co/IZVW0GjpWp pic.twitter.com/FTawcdLqKD
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) June 4, 2023
The Nuggets haven’t lost a single game at home in the playoffs so far, which doesn’t bode well for the Heat’s chances of claiming victory Sunday night in Denver.
Even during the regular season, the Nuggets only lost seven games at Ball Arena, and that’s about as impressive as it gets in terms of home dominance.
Although the Nuggets are a dominant team when playing at home, the Heat have defied the odds throughout the playoffs and will look to do the same as they attempt to compete with Nikola Jokic and company.
It will be interesting to see how things play out in this series and if the Nuggets can continue to dominate or if the Heat still have a magic run in them.
Stats show how good Jamal Murray was in Game 2