The Denver Nuggets won the NBA Finals Monday night, making it the first title in the team's 47-year NBA history.

The Nuggets defeated the Miami Heat by a score of 94-89, winning the best-of-seven series in five games.

Nuggets center Nikola Jokić, a 28-year-old from Serbia, led the team with 28 points and 16 rebounds and was named the NBA Finals most valuable player.

Nuggets head coach Michael Malone referenced Miami Heat President and former coach Pat Riley after the win, saying he kept a quote from him on the wall about "the evolution in this game, and how you go from a nobody to an upstart, and an upstart to a winner, and a winner to a contender, and a contender to a champion and the last step after a champion is to be a dynasty, so we're not satisfied."

The Nuggets announced that their championship parade will be Thursday, June 15. The parade will start at Denver's Union Station and stop at Civic Center Park. Nikola Jokic 2023 playoff stats