The NBA Playoffs is reaching its most important stage and Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Chris Paul will be watching from home as the Denver Nuggets, led by Nikola Jokic continue to push forward.

NBA Playoffs: Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets past the Phoenix Suns

Denver shake up the NBA Playoffs with blowout win over Phoenix

This game was over before it even started. The Denver Nuggets were up by 30 in the third quarter with the grim reality dawning on the Suns players and fans.

They had no answer for Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray and they deservedly lost. a final score of 125-100.

Nikola Jokic scored 32 points in another triple-double, Jamal Murray added 26 and the Denver Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2020.

The Nuggets will play in the conference finals for the first time since they lost to the Lakers in five games in the Florida bubble during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have never reached the NBA Finals.

As for Kevin Durant and Devin Booker, this was a timid exit and one that will surely spring up conversations about Durant’s legacy.

Elsewhere the Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 95-86 to force Game 7 back in TD Garden for a chance to play in the Western Conference Finals.