Michael Malone -- Facing Heat in Finals will be Nuggets' 'biggest challenge' - ESPN

2023-05-30 23:30:51  • 4 mins

DENVER -- The Miami Heat are just the second eighth seed in history to reach the NBA Finals, but Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone told his players on Tuesday to throw the seeding out.

Malone says their meeting against the relentless Heat will be the greatest challenge the Nuggets have ever faced.

"You get to the NBA Finals, it's not about seeding anymore," Malone said after practice. "And for those who are thinking that this is going to be an easy series, I don't even know what to say to you people.

"This is going to be the biggest challenge of our lives. This is the NBA Finals. You're trying to win the first NBA championship in franchise history, and it's going to be the hardest thing that we've ever done -- which is the way it should be."

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