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NBA Game Summary - Portland at Denver



(Friday, November 1st)

Final Score: Portland 113, Denver 98

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - A 3-point barrage helped the Portland Trail Blazers cure their woes in the Rocky Mountains.

The Blazers nailed 14 triples in their 113-98 triumph over the Denver Nuggets to snap their nine-game losing skid at Pepsi Center.

Portland was 14-of-22 (63.6 percent) overall from beyond the arc. Nicolas Batum was 5-of-8, Wesley Matthews connected on all four of his attempts and Damian Lillard was 3-of-4 from deep.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and nine rebounds, Matthews tallied 21 points and 12 boards, Batum also poured in 21, and Lillard finished with 18 points and seven assists.

"I like the way we came out, I liked our demeanor at the defensive end for the entire game," Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said.

Nate Robinson had 24 points and seven rebounds off the bench to lead the Nuggets, who had their 23-game regular-season home winning streak snapped. Denver went an NBA best 38-3 at home a year ago.

"Our team looked very tired," Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said. "They just looked winded. They looked like they were the team that played in altitude and we were the team that was coming in on the second night of a back-to-back."

After Robinson's layup pulled the Nuggets within 31-30 early in the second, Portland countered with an 18-6 run to seize control.

Lillard nailed a pair of threes and registered a 3-point play among his 11 points during the surge, which was capped on a Batum triple for a 49-36 spread.

The Blazers took a 64-50 lead into the break and Matthews scored the first nine points of a 20-6 burst in the third to stake Portland to its largest advantage of 89-63.

The Blazers led 91-71 after three, but Denver got within 101-94 with 4:57 left before Portland answered with eight straight points to put the game away.

Game Notes

Portland outscored Denver 40-27 in the second quarter ... Portland had seven turnovers, while Denver gave the ball away just five times ... Ty Lawson had 21 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Nuggets.

11/02 01:22:42 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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