Blazers Preview: Blazers Fever Grows-Game Four vs Nuggets Today

Blazers Preview: Blazers Fever Grows-Game Four vs Nuggets Today

Blazers Preview: Blazers Fever Grows-Game Four vs Nuggets Today

The NBA reacted in support of Portland's Enes Kanter on Thursday, not long after the league's Turkish-centric Twitter account failed to mention Kanter's efforts in the Trail Blazers' victory over Denver in Game 2 of the teams' Western Conference semifinal series.

Portland's Seth Curry then nailed a pair of clutch free throws for a 140-137 lead with 2.8 seconds left.

Kanter said after Friday's game he thought he "separated my shoulder more", and that he had to tuck his arm into his jersey because he couldn't carry it. Kanter finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds as the Blazers took a 2-1 lead. "That's what we had to do to win the game", Portland's Damian Lillard said.

Now Denver will head back out on the road to take on the Trail Blazers in Portland for Game 3 and Game 4.

When Golden State and Houston played Game 3 of their series Saturday night, it was their first time back on the court since Tuesday.

Denver: The Nuggets missed 23 of 29 3-pointers.

"I'm just trusting myself, I just have confidence in myself", said Milwaukee's Most Valuable Player candidate Antetokounmpo. Malone would like to see a different tactic from his players should they have similar perimeter shooting woes on Friday.

Hood used his size to bury two pull up jumpers over the smaller Jamal Murray, before draining the go-ahead three-pointer with 17.8 seconds remaining. The Nuggets committed a costly turnover at the end of the first overtime that set up a game-tying runner by McCollum, they committed a turnover at the end of the second overtime before they could attempt a potential game-winning shot, and they blew a four-point lead in the final 30 seconds of the third overtime with another turnover. We're all big boys, let's go out and play the game accordingly. After Jokic put up 37 points in Game 1 against Portland, the Trail Blazers elected to send double teams his way all night in order to force the ball out of his hands. They are led in scoring by Nikola Jokic with 24.8 ppg, adding team highs both in boards grabbed with 12.6 and in dimes made with 9.1 per game.

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The Blazers, in the conference semifinals since 2016, have won the last two games after second-seeded Denver's victory in Game 1. Hood averaged 17 points per game on 56.8 percent shooting from the field (including 58.3 percent from three) in the first three games of the series.

Harkless didn't return but Craig came back in the second half. The coaches and staff all wore bow ties in Game 2 in honor of Jon Yim, the team's video coordinator and player development coach, who was seriously injured in a vehicle accident in Portland last week.

"Normal play", Malone told reporters.

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