Mile-High NBA advantage: Denver altitude helps Nuggets go unbeaten at home in playoffs

  • Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) shoots next to Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo during the first half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Denver. (Kyle Terada/Pool Photo via AP)

DENVER (AP) — Joking around before the start of the NBA Finals, Charles Barkley and Grant Hill took hits from oxygen masks they brought onto the set for a pregame TV show.