Denver Nuggets: 15 greatest playoff moments of all-time

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The Denver Nuggets are poised to make some noise in the 2019 Western Conference Playoffs. Here are their 15 greatest playoff moments in franchise history.

The Denver Nuggets are back in the Western Conference Playoffs in 2019. After a six-year absence and steady, under-the-radar rebuild, president of basketball operations Tim Connelly and head coach Michael Malone should have the 2018-19 Nuggets poised to make some noise this spring.

Denver has built its exciting hoops team around its star center in Nikola Jokic. With excellent complementary pieces the like of Gary Harris, Paul Millsap and Jamal Murray around Jokic, this could be the best year for the Nuggets in a decade. Denver has the potential to win multiple playoff series, as it could be the first time the Nuggets have ever reached the NBA Finals.

Of course, Denver will have to navigate a deep Western Conference, almost certainly having to beat juggernauts like the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets along the way. Regardless, the Nuggets have officially arrived in 2018-19 as a force to be reckoned with in the Rocky Mountains.

Surely, the home-court advantage thanks to altitude will help guide the Nuggets to several big wins at home this spring. However, Denver lacks significant playoff experience. Will that matter when the Nuggets go up against more seasoned Western Conference playoff foes like Golden State or Houston?

Well, we will know when we know. Now, before we get ready to get ready for Nuggets playoff basketball, let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember fondly the greatest moments in Denver postseason history.

So far, Denver has made the ABA/NBA Playoffs well over 30 times, won 12 playoff series, claimed 10 division titles and made three trips to the Western Conference Finals. Let’s not forget about the Nuggets making it to the last ABA Finals back in 1976. Without further ado, here are the 15 greatest playoff moments in Nuggets franchise history.