Denver is not only one of the biggest sports cities in the country, but it’s also the only city in the nation to win back-to-back championships in two consecutive seasons.
The Nuggets have won back-and-forth titles in each of the last three seasons, and are looking to add one more to the list this year.
The Denver Nuggets won back to back titles in 2013 and 2014, and the first-year Nuggets head coach, Brian Shaw, is looking to continue his reign as the longest-tenured coach in franchise history.
The 2014-15 Nuggets finished in second place in the Western Conference standings, behind only the Golden State Warriors.
Shaw led the Nuggets to the top seed in the West for the first time since 1999.
Denver is expected to have an impressive regular season schedule this year, and Shaw is confident his team will be able to pull off the upset.
“I think we’ll be able come out and play well,” Shaw said.
“This is our first time in a long time to win a game in Denver and win the conference and the playoffs.
It’s a special feeling to be able do that, especially when you have two straight years of success.”
The Nuggets are in a tight battle with the Golden States for the No. 2 seed in this year’s NBA Playoffs.
The two teams play each other Thursday at 4 p.m.
ET in Denver.
The Warriors will be playing their first game of the regular season Thursday against the Charlotte Hornets.
The team that wins both games will advance to the NBA Finals.
The winner of that game will face the eventual champion Cleveland Cavaliers on June 23.