(Los Angeles) The Denver Nuggets qualified for the NBA Finals for the first time in club history on Monday night by winning the Western Conference Finals with a 113-111 win. on the Los Angeles Lakers.

Jamal Murray scored 25 points for the Nuggets, who overcame LeBron James’ 31 points in the first half, as well as a 15-point halftime deficit, to win their first conference title in 47 seasons. NBA.

James finished with 40 points after posting the best playoff half of his career, but even the NBA’s all-time leading scorer couldn’t stop the Nuggets from earning their sixth straight win.

James missed two shots to equalize in the final seconds, and Aaron Gordon appeared to block his shot on the siren.

Unless the Boston Celtics make basketball history by overcoming their 3-0 deficit in the Eastern Finals, the Nuggets will host the No. 8 seed Miami Heat for open the NBA Finals Series, which begins June 1.