Denver Nuggets thrashed the Portland Trail Blazers with a 9 points lead (119-110) on Friday at the Pepsi Center.
The game of basketball is always thrilling when two amazing sides compete with each other that too in the finals. Nikola Jokic concluded with 22 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists. Paul Millsap supplied 25 points and seven rebounds for the Nuggets (53-26).
Whereas, Enes Kanter tallied 24 points and seven rebounds and Rodney Hood assisted 17 points for the Blazers. The Blazers suffered with too many injuries. CJ McCollum (left knee), Jusuf Nurkic (left leg)and also the backup guard Seth Curry (left tibia soreness).
Damian Lillard was not in his best form, he just converted 3 out of 14 shots. Further, 0 out of 6 three-pointers. The All-Star point guard settled with 14 points and 8 assists.
The Blazers with 50-29, grabbed the 5th place Utah Jazz with 49-30 by only one game in the West.
Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers will meet again on Sunday to finish their late-season home and home series.
The match details –
What: Portland Trail Blazers (50-28, 20-19 away) vs. Denver Nuggets (52-26, 32-7 at home)
When: 7:30 p.m. PT Friday, April 5
Where: Pepsi Center
TV: ESPN and NBC and Sports Northwest (Comcast channel 37 or 737 for HD)
Radio: 620 AM in the Portland area
Line: Denver -6.5
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 6, 2019
“That is a great achievement for us,” Malone said of clinching the division. “More important, we’re not satisfied. We’ve got three more games to go and the playoffs.”
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