The shots Brown was hitting were crucial, as Denver star Nikola Jokić spent parts of the fourth quarter on the bench in foul trouble.
If there was a moment that epitomized a sports fan’s “No, no, no, yes!” reaction to a shot, it would have been a well-contested step back three that Brown hit in the closing minutes of the fourth over Miami wing Duncan Robinson.
Jokić had an excellent reaction on the bench, looking at Brown like he was thinking “Why did you take that shot?” only to be one of the most excited people in the Kaseya Center when the shot went down.
Jokic was fired up for Bruce Brown's 4th quarter takeover 🔥 pic.twitter.com/56rOHygKm1— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 10, 2023
Jokić was asked about the shot and his reaction to it after the game.
“When he took a step back three, I wanted to punch him … but when he made it I was so happy,” Jokić said.
That pretty much sums it up, and thanks to Bruce Brown, the Nuggets are one win away from their first ever NBA title.