1. Jokic: MVP maestro - Nikola Jokic, the reigning MVP, dominates with his special gambling style and great performances.

2. Murray's health matters: Jamal Murray's knee fitness is important to the Nuggets' recovery. When healthy he is a scoring gadget.

3. Coach Malone's Magic: Nuggets head coach Michael Malone is a strategic mastermind who has led the group to become a powerhouse.

4. Bench Mob steps up: With Bruce Brown gone, Reggie Jackson and young players like Christian Brown and Peyton Watson will need to fill the void.

5. Nuggets storied history: Denver has a rich playoff record, including multiple Western Conference Finals appearances and Hall of Famers.

6. The blackout blues are over (for now): The broadcast rights problem has been partially solved, allowing more enthusiasts to watch video games.

7. Testing, Testing... Lakers in Round 1! The opening round includes a familiar foe, the Los Angeles Lakers, led by LeBron James.

Potential road to the postseason: The road to the finals will not be easy. Minnesota, Phoenix, Dallas and Oklahoma City are all warring teams with powerful personality strengths.

Can they repeat? The Boston Celtics stand as the biggest obstacle in the Finals, but the Nuggets have the talent and experience for another championship.

enjoy the ride! The NBA playoffs are an exciting spectacle. Nuggets fans, buckle up and cheer on your team!