Nikola Jokic scored 32 points as the Denver Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns to clinch their Western Conference Semifinals series in six games.
The Nuggets, who never reached the NBA Finals, beat the Suns 125-100.
Jokic recorded 12 assists and 10 rebounds, while Jamal Murray scored 26 points for Denver.
The Nuggets will open the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals on Tuesday against either the Golden State Warriors or the Los Angeles Lakers.
In their Western Conference semi-final, the Lakers lead Golden State 3-2 with Game 6 in Los Angeles at 03:00 BST on Saturday.
It’s the first time the Nuggets have reached the Western Conference Finals since 2020, where they lost to the Lakers.
In the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Boston Celtics forced a series decider as they held the Philadelphia 76ers 95-86.
The 76ers, who haven’t reached the conference finals since 2001, travel to Boston for Game 7 on Sunday.
Jayson Tatum scored 16 of his 19 points for the Celtics in the final quarter as they held off a late 76ers comeback.
“I am, humbly, one of the best basketball players in the world,” Tatum told ESPN.
“All that mattered was that we won this game.
“It’s the seventh game, it doesn’t get better than that.”