The Nuggets stand on the brink of securing their inaugural championship in franchise history following a momentous 108–95 triumph over the Heat in Game 4 on Friday. While familiar contributors such as Nikola Jokić, Jamal Murray, and Aaron Gordon all made valuable contributions to propel Denver to a commanding 3–1 lead in the NBA Finals, an unexpected protagonist emerged during the late stages of the fourth quarter to secure the victory: Bruce Brown.
In the waning moments of Game 4, the Nuggets’ versatile swingman was grant an extended opportunity to showcase his skills. He impressively tallied 11 points in the final quarter, all of which were accumulate within the last 5 minutes and 7 seconds of the intense encounter, effectively propelling Denver beyond a persistent Miami squad.
Adding the finishing touch to his stellar performance, Bruce Brown calmly sank a remarkable deep pull-up three-pointer, delivering the final blow to the Heat’s hopes. Attributable to his explosive display in the closing minutes, Brown concluded the game with a notable stat line of 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. Furthermore, he contributed four rebounds and two assists, earning widespread acclaim from the basketball community.
In conjunction with Jokić’s impressive showing of 23 points and 12 rebounds, Murray’s well-rounded performance of 15 points and 12 assists, as well as Gordon’s impressive tally of 27 points, Brown played an instrumental role in propelling the Nuggets to within striking distance of the championship title. Denver now eagerly anticipates the opportunity to clinch the series on their home court in Game 5, scheduled for Monday.