Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trailblazers Prediction, Preview, and Odds

When trying to diagnose Denver's ailments in Game 2 against the Trail Blazers, it really just came down to shot making as it did in Game 1 against the Spurs almost three weeks ago.

The first came on March 21, 1953, Game 2 of the Eastern Division semifinals.

For that trend to continue, Boston must get a better performance from Jayson Tatum.

Portland has played well offensively, averaging 116.6 points per game through the first three games of the series. His 24 second-half points were the major reason the Nuggets were able to force the first overtime. "CJ had a great play, but we did go to [Hood] because we liked the matchup a couple times and he had fresh legs", Stotts said. It's a bad game.

Exhaustion might have struck Jokic, but he didn't understand it. "You don't think how many minutes you're playing, you're just trying to win the game with everything you got" he mentioned after the thriller and jokingly added: "I'm not going out after four overtimes". I wouldn't think Lillard and McCollum will be too worn out by Game 3.

After scoring 23 points and dishing out eight assists on better than 50 percent shooting in the series opener, Murray had just 15 points and one assist on six-of-18 shooting in Game 2.

"We're really risky, especially if Bledsoe is going downhill and is in attack mode".

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There's always a bold line in heckling that fans should never cross, yet at least one person one did at Pepsi Center in Denver during Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinal series between the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets.

Lost in the shuffle was a hard elbow delivered by Denver's All-Star center Nikola Jokic in the direction of Portland's Enes Kanter and his recently separated left shoulder.

NEED TO KNOW: The 76ers have won the last two games after Toronto's Game 1 victory.

Former Blazer Will Barton had 22 points off the bench.

Still, the Blazers seized the home-court advantage with the series shifting to Portland for Game 3 tonight. It will also be important for Malone to carefully monitor the playing time for his starters.

Skipping and swishing those are two words to describe Rodney Hood's late game heroics. "Whether that's mixing it up earlier or try to play a faster game, we've got to change something". Celtics guard Marcus Smart continued to do some shooting and mobility drills in practice Thursday as he recovers from a partial tear to his left oblique.

PRESSURE IS ON: Jokic's supporting cast.

Nuggets: Denver was 3-1 over the Blazers in the regular season.

  • Julie Sanders