The Denver Nuggets have won the NBA Finals for the first time in the team's history

For the first time in their 47-year NBA history, the Denver Nuggets won the NBA Finals on Monday night.

By a score of 94-89, the Denver Nuggets defeated the Miami Heat, taking the best-of-seven series in five games.

Serbian-born Nuggets center Nikola Joki, 28, was awarded the NBA Finals' most valuable player after leading the team with 28 points and 16 rebounds.

Just after the game, Jokic said, "It was a fantastic effort by the squad. "It was a bad game; we had trouble making shots. But in the end, we were able to mount a defense. We were successful because of this.

To celebrate the historic victory, Denver supporters took to the streets and social media. 

One supporter tweeted, "I really never thought I'd see the Denver Nuggets win a championship. ever." But with the 41st choice, we selected a Serbian center who was 19 years old, and he just guided us to a championship.

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