- Nuggets star says blow to Cameron Payne was unintentional
- Milwaukee Bucks level series with ailing Brooklyn Nets
Chris Paul scored 37 points, Devin Booker added 34 and Phoenix beat Denver 125-118 to complete a four-game sweep of their NBA Western Conference semifinal series.
NBA MVP Nikola Jokic was ejected in the third quarter with his Nuggets trailing 83-76 after his hard swipe sent the basketball flying but also caught Cameron Payne in the face. Officials assessed a double technical on Jokic and Booker and ejected the MVP after upping the call to a Flagrant 2.
Jokic got ejected after this hard foul on Payne pic.twitter.com/EvG1Dfvuub