1. Jokic's MVP magic: The Nuggets' offense was bolstered by Nikola Jokic's consecutive MVP victories.

2. Jamal Murray's midseason return: The playoffs saw a significant increase in scoring thanks to Murray's healthy return.

3. Michael Porter Jr.'s breakout year: Alongside Jokic, Porter Jr. became a dependable scoring threat.

4. Coach Malone's defensive modifications: The defensive strategies employed by Coach Michael Malone hindered the opponents' teams.

5. Home court advantage: Visiting teams found it difficult to overcome Denver's altitude and fervent support.

6. A successful postseason run: The Nuggets avoided playing the best teams in the league throughout the postseason.

7. Important supporting roles: Filled by bench players like Aaron Gordon and Monte Morris.

8. Overcoming injuries: Throughout the season, Denver struggled to recover from the injuries to important players.

9. The league underestimated the Nuggets: Many pundits questioned Denver's chances of winning a title.

10. Establishing a championship culture: The Nuggets encouraged a winning mindset among its players.