NBA: Denver Nuggets Make Playoffs History As NBA Reveals All Rookie Team

The Denver Nuggets made history as they became the first NBA side to recover from 3-1 down twice in the same play-offs with victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in game seven to reach the Western Conference finals.

Guard Jamal Murray scored 40 points as the Nuggets won 104-89 on Tuesday to complete another stunning turnaround.

The Nuggets also trailed 3-1against the Utah Jazz in the first round before rallying to win in seven games.

The Clippers have never advanced to the conference final in their 50-year history.

The Nuggets will play LA Lakers in the Western Conference finals with the winner taking on either Miami Heat or Boston Celtics in the NBA final.

The Miami Heat started their attempt to return to the NBA finals on a positive note, fighting hard to edge the Boston Celtics 117-114 in game one of the Eastern Conference finals.

Jimmy Butler scored the winning basket with 12 seconds remaining and Bam Adebayo blocked Jayson Tatum’s attempt to tie the score with 3.7 seconds remaining.

Meanwhile, the NBA released the All Rookie first team headlined by Rookie of the Year Ja Morant.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Morant was the lone unanimous choice receiving all 100 first choice ballots from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

Joining Morant (200 points) on the 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie First Team are Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (197 points; 98 First Team votes), Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke (189 points; 92 First Team votes), New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (176 points; 87 First Team votes) and Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall (116 points; 28 First Team votes).

With the selection of Morant and Clarke, the Grizzlies have multiple players on the NBA All-Rookie First Team for the first time since the 2001-02 season (Pau Gasol and Shane Battier).

Nunn, who played in the NBA G League last season, is the first Heat player named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team since the 2008-09 season (Michael Beasley).

Williamson and Paschall complete the NBA All-Rookie First Team as the first and 41st overall picks in NBA Draft 2019 respectively.

The 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie Second Team consists of Heat guard Tyler Herro (115 points), Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis II (96), Chicago Bulls guard Coby White (90), Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington Jr. (88) and Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (74).

The media panel selected five players for the NBA All-Rookie First Team and five players for the NBA All-Rookie Second Team at any position. Players received two points for each First Team vote and one point for each Second Team vote.

All-Rookie First Team: Morant, Kendrick Nunn, Brandon Clarke, Zion Williamson and Eric Paschall;

Second Team: Tyler Herro, Terence Davis II, Coby White, P.J. Washington Jr. and Rui Hachimura.