The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.
Corey Brewer scored 23 points and got a hand on Anthony Morrow’s last-second shot to preserve the 19th straight Nuggets home win, 95-94 over the Mavericks on Thursday night.
After five years of anticipation, frustration and international humiliation the Mavericks have rebounded and reclaimed their position as Western Conference Champions. But the final step on the course will almost certainly be the toughest to pass through.
In the final minute of a three-point game, first one to the ball could score the bucket that made the difference in the outcome.