Nuggets celebrate first NBA championship with banner, rings and 119-107 win over the Lakers

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, looks to pass the ball Tuesday, as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER — The bling and the banner were nice. What the Denver Nuggets really relished, though, was opening defense of the franchise’s first NBA title with a 119-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.