Colin Ward-Henninger

CBS Sports Writer /

NBA Finals: Historic playoff offense from Nikola Jokic, Nuggets faces toughest test yet with disciplined Heat

Denver's offense has been unstoppable, but the Heat are a different beast

Nuggets may have swept Lakers, but they demonstrated gritty resilience that will serve them well in NBA Finals

Denver was tested in all four games of the Western Conference finals, and responded at every turn

From Nikola Jokic to little-used vets, Nuggets' collective leadership has them on cusp of franchise history

Denver's unselfish approach to leadership mirrors its free-flowing style of play

Lakers vs. Nuggets: Denver likes to bemoan lack of attention, but that won't be a problem after Game 3 win

It will be hard to view Denver as the underdog with an NBA Finals berth looming

Lakers vs. Nuggets: Jamal Murray's Game 2 explosion shows why Nikola Jokic isn't Denver's only cheat code

Murray went off for 23 points in the final frame to close out Thursday's Game 2 win

James Harden's fourth-quarter scoring drought vs. Celtics worse than Ben Simmons' infamous 2021 performance

Harden didn't score a single point in the fourth quarters of Games 5-7 against Boston

Why breaking up the Warriors may not be the answer with Stephen Curry still at the peak of his powers

Despite being eliminated on Friday, Golden State may still have enough to win a title next season

Warriors vs. Lakers: Golden State hopeful forward Andrew Wiggins will be available for Game 6, per report

Wiggins appeared to suffer the injury in a collision with LeBron James late in Game 5

Nikola Jokic, Nuggets advance to Western Conference finals with Game 6 thumping of Suns

Denver will face the winner of the Warriors-Lakers series

Warriors vs. Lakers: Steph Curry finally gets help in Game 5, but his supporting cast must sustain momentum

However, it will be all for naught if this was a one-time occurrence

Raptors interview JJ Redick for head coaching job as search to replace Nick Nurse continues, per report

The sharpshooter has been a broadcaster since retiring from the NBA in 2021

Warriors vs. Lakers: Return of Playoff Andrew Wiggins lone Golden State bright spot from Game 3 drubbing

Wiggins showed energy and assertiveness that the Warriors desperately crave

Lakers vs. Warriors: Draymond Green stifled Anthony Davis in Game 2, but his scoring was equally important

Green's aggressiveness on both ends of the floor sparked Golden State's blowout win

Lakers vs. Warriors playoff tickets: Prices for Game 3 most expensive since Kobe Bryant's final NBA game

Listed prices jumped 20 percent after the Lakers' Game 1 win

Patrick Beverley says 50 percent of NBA players don't love basketball: 'It's the wildest s--- in the world'

Beverley said that the players who don't love the game are usually the most skilled

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