Tue. Dec 5th, 2023
The Denver Nuggets are the champions of the NBA.
Michael Porter Jr. The first Missouri Tiger to take home an NBA championship in more than 40 years.
Read more from FOX 2 In St. Louis below….
ST. LOUIS — Michael Porter Jr. now has a championship ring to put on his finger.
Porter Jr., the Mizzou Basketball alum, Nikola Jokic, and the Denver Nuggets took home their first NBA championship on Monday night in front of their home fans.
The Nuggets outlasted the Miami Heat 94-89 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. In the series-clinching game, Porter Jr. scored the second most points (16) behind Jokic (28), the Finals MVP.
Porter Jr. finished as Denver’s third-leading scorer this season, averaging 17.4 points per game on 48.7 percent shooting.
The Missouri native was the 14th overall draft choice of the Nuggets in 2018. He averages 15.2 points per game for his career.
**Photo credit via story via FOX 2 News in St. Louis….
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) drives between Phoenix Suns center Jock Landale, left, and forward Kevin Durant, right, during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball Western Conference semifinal game, Friday, May 5, 2023, in Phoenix. The Suns defeated the Nuggets 121-114. (AP Photo/Matt York)