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Denver Nuggets clinch 2021 playoff spot

DENVER, CO - APRIL 28: Nikola Jokic #15 and Michael Porter Jr. #1 of the Denver Nuggets walk toward the locker room during halftime of their game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Ball Arena on April 28, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images)

The Denver Nuggets are playoff bound for the third straight season.

The Nuggets clinched a playoff berth after the Portland Trail Blazers’ lost to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

Three-time All-Star Nikola Jokic is averaging career-highs with 26.2 points on 56.8 percent shooting (41.2 percent from three), 10.9 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game.

Last season the Nuggets become the first team in NBA history to come back twice from 3-1 series deficits in the same playoffs.

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