Recap - Trail Blazers Defeat Denver 117-97
|Recap - Trail Blazers Defeat Denver 117-97|
The Trail Blazers blew out Denver on Saturday, running up the score in a 117-97 win at Rose Garden.
The Trail Blazers were a 6.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 201.5.
Portland got 33 points from Nicolas Batum and another 29 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. Jamal Crawford contributed 8 assists, while Marcus Camby cleaned the glass with 20 rebounds.
The Nuggets got a 20-point performance from Danilo Gallinari, who was supported by 16 points from Ty Lawson. Ty Lawson had 5 assists in a losing cause for Denver, while Kosta Koufos grabbed 12 rebounds.
The Trail Blazers hit the break leading 59-53 before taking care of business in the second half.
Denver won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-41.
Portland looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Thunder. The Nuggets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Houston.