Nikola Jokic stated that the Minnesota Timberwolves were built to beat the Denver Nuggets after their Game 7 loss.

The Timberwolves ended the Nuggets’ title defense with a 98-90 victory, advancing to the Western Conference finals.

Jokic’s 34 points and 19 rebounds weren’t enough as no other Denver players, besides Jamal Murray (35 points) scored in double figures.

“Yes,” Jokic was asked if he thinks that a new rivalry could develop between the Nuggets and Timberwolves. “I think they were built to beat us.

“Just look at their roster, they have basically two All-Stars, two probably First Team Defensive players, Mike Conley, who is the most underrated player in the NBA probably. I love the guy. He’s so good. He always makes the right play. Even though he didn’t shoot that well this game, in one moment he was the leading rebounder in the game for them.

“On the bench they have the Sixth Man of the Year. They have Kyle [Anderson] and [Nickeil Alexander-]Walker, who was really good for them. One team that can do a little of everything. They be big, small.”