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The Nuggets are back in the lead in the NBA Finals after defeating the Heat in Game 3 (109-94). Nikola Jokic recorded yet another triple-double with 32 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists. Jamal Murray also delivered a triple-double of his own with 34 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Three-time NBA champion Isiah Thomas thinks that Denver has the control of the series and expects the Western Conference leaders to take Game 4 as well.

“I’m going with Denver in Game 4,” Thomas said. “With what I just saw tonight, what you gonna do with the Joker? And if Murray gets going… they started double-teaming Murray, right? But even in the double-team he was finding and dishing. Now Denver’s comfortable. That Joker is something else, man.”

Game 4 will also take place in Miami. If the Heat were to lose, they would face elimination in Game 5 in Denver.

The sports betting odds favor the Nuggets for Game 4, with NBA lines site Betway pricing them at -143 to beat the Heat. The odds for Miami to win this game are at +140.