The Manimal, pickaxes, sweet new Nuggets unis — win win win.
In 1994 the first round of the playoffs was a best of five series. In the Western Conference the Denver Nuggets dropped the first two games to the Seattle SuperSonics. Dikembe Mutombo broke out the finger waggle, blocked 31 shots, and willed the Nuggets to an upset victory. It took overtime minutes in game four and five but the Nuggets became the first eighth seed to win an NBA playoff series.
I’m highly excited for this Nuggets vs.
Sonics Thunder series. I’ve recently become fascinated with these two teams — Denver since the Carmelo Anthony trade and OKC since Sam Presti formed one of the most tight-knit teams in league history. I just wish they weren’t playing each other in the first round.
(Source: Sports Illustrated)
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