Denver Defeats Portland 109-90 - Recap

The Nuggets got a 22-point performance from Nene Hilario, who added 10 rebounds as Denver ran past Portland 109-90 on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

Denver won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 203.5.

Carmelo Anthony had 20 points for Denver and Chauncey Billups chipped in with 20 points. Chauncey Billups had 5 assists for the Nuggets, while Nene Hilario was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Portland got 19 points from Wesley Matthews in a losing cause and another 18 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. Andre Miller contributed 10 assists for the Trail Blazers, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 9 rebounds.

Denver trailed at halftime, 46-45.

The rebound battle favored Denver as they grabbed 48 boards, while Portland only had 33.

Next game, Denver takes its act home to face Utah looking for another win. For Portland, they head on the road to face Indiana.