Nikola Jokic made 25 points and scored three key free throws down the stretch to give the Denver Nuggets a 106-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Portland Trail Blazers fail to close out the Denver Nuggets.
The shot of Powell’s hit the other side of the rim, missing by inches and sending the sixth-place Blazers to 1-10 against teams ahead of them in the Western Conference standings. Nuggets are in fourth place and now ahead by2-0 against Blazers this season.
Michael Porter Jr. had 17 points in the opening quarter, and the Nuggets won their fourth straight. For Portland, Damian Lillard scored 22 points, which has struggled against Western Conference teams. The Portland Trail Blazers have now lost three consecutive games and eight out of 11 matches.