PORTLAND, Day. (AP) – Nikola Jokic scored 25 points on Wednesday night and scored three key free kicks against the Denver Nuggets 106. Defeating the Portland Trail Blazer with a score of 105.
Michael Porter Jr. added 17 points, all in the opening quarter, and the Nuggets won for the fourth time in a row.
Damian Lillard scored 22 points for Portland, who are up against the Western Conference teams at the top of the league table. Trail Blazers lost for the third time in a row.
Portland scored 10 points in the third quarter, but the Nuggets reduced the lead to և 92-91, beating PJ Dozier 7-2 on penalties. Doser waste increased the score difference to 99-93.
CJ McCollum’s jumper equalized it to 99, with only five minutes left. Jusuf Nurkic և Jokic were selling baskets before the Dozier layout was raised by the Nuggets 103-101.
Lillard’s gravity jumper tied it again, leaving 1:37. In the last 90 seconds, Jokic made three free throws to give the Nuggets a 106-103 lead, before Lillard’s standings reached the Blazer in one, but it was as close as they could get.
Lillard missed three games due to injury. Nurkic missed the Clippers’ defeat on Tuesday night due to a knee injury in the first back defense.
It was the first half. The McCollum standings gave the Blazers a 48-40 lead. But the Nuggets won their position and went to the break with a score of 60-57.
Norma Powell և Milkolum’s 3-meter basket: 3 from Lillard lost 12-0, which made the Blazers 71-65 in the third quarter. The run stopped Jokic’s memory.
Porter started a 3-point attempt, but hit Powell on the knee for a foul. Powell stayed in the game at first, but left the field shortly after. The Blazers said he had a concussion in his right knee, but he came back in the last quarter.
On Monday, Denver was approaching a 139-137 double overtime advantage over Memphis.
Nuggets. Denver announced Wednesday that guard al-Amal Murray has undergone a surgical reconstruction of the ACL. He remains indefinitely. Murray, who averaged 21.2 points this season, suffered an injury in a game on April 12 at Golden State. … The game was played by Austin Rivers, who signed a 10-day contract with Denver on Tuesday.
Trail Blazers. After scoring 3 points in the first quarter, Lillard moved past 10th in the NBA All-Time list alongside Past Eason Kidd. … Lillard also joined Oscar Robertson as the only two players in NBA history to add 1,500 points և 400 assists in their first nine seasons. This was the second of three team matches this season. Denver won first, 111-106.
The Nuggets visit Golden State on Friday.
The Trail Blazers play the first of two straight games against Memphis on Friday.
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