Denver did not wait until the second quarter to step up a gear. Immediately a tone above clumsy Blazers all evening on long shots (14 of 45) despite the new XXL copy of Damian Lillard (37 points to 15 of 31 on shots), the Nuggets made the race in the lead, with the inevitable Nikola Jokic (36 points to 12 of 23 shoots and 4 of 7 to three points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists) to lead the dance alongside an Austin Rivers also very inspired (21 points). It was necessary because the sixth of the regular season in the West tied the game in the second half with Denver, ultimately failing only five lengths from these Nuggets who took control before regaining the franchise of the ‘Oregon in two days.

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