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Nuggets even series with Blazers at 2 with 116-112 victory

May. 5, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have been good at bouncing back all season. Not even a draining four-overtime defeat could keep this team down. Nikola Jokic had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his second straight triple-double and fourth of the playoffs, and the Nuggets evened their...

Blazers go up 2-1 after 140-137 win in 4 OTs over Denver

May. 4, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rodney Hood checked back into the game, a fresh body among the weary ones all over the court. Eager for postseason redemption after struggling in the playoffs last year, Hood got his chance Friday night. All he had to do was wait until an NBA postseason record-tying fourth overtime....

McCollum leads Blazers past cold Nuggets, 97-90

May. 2, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — After giving up 39 points to Damian Lillard in the opener, the Denver Nuggets were determined to make sure Portland's role players would have to bear the burden of evening up the series. His teammates were up to the task on a night that Lillard, who came in averaging 34.8 points in the...

Buddy system: Bond between Jokic, Murray showing on court

Apr. 30, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic got right to the point on his flourishing chemistry with teammate Jamal Murray . After all, he believes it's something to write home about. "We are playing really good together," the versatile Denver Nuggets big man said . "He's a great basketball player, a great competitive guy...

Lillard sparks Portland past Oklahoma City for 3-1 lead

Apr. 22, 2019 1:34 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook went cold just when Dame Time hit in the third quarter again. Now time's almost up for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Damian Lillard scored 15 of his 24 points in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers held Westbrook without a basket in the second half in...