May 14 2009, 9:00 AM
The last time the Denver Nuggets made it to the National Basketball Association Western Conference Finals was 1985. They're headed back there after defeating the Dallas Mavericks 124-110 last night, under the steady guidance of hometown hero Chauncey Billups and Carmelo Anthony, who has truly emerged as a superstar this season, writesÂ The Denver Post . Both players were also honored yesterday after being named to the All-NBA 3rd team (via CBS4 ).
The Nuggets will face either the Los Angeles Lakers or the Houston Rockets, who play game six of their series tonight. L.A. leads the series 3-2.