Portland Defeats Denver 101-93 - Recap
The Trail Blazers grabbed a 101-93 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, behind a 22-point effort from Nicolas Batum at Rose Garden.
Portland was an underdog by 6 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 200.5.
Wesley Matthews had 20 points for Portland and J.J. Hickson chipped in with 18 points. Damian Lillard had 10 assists for the Trail Blazers, while J.J. Hickson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 18 boards.
Denver got 13 points from Andre Iguodala in a losing cause and another 13 points from Ty Lawson. Ty Lawson contributed 8 assists for the Nuggets, while Kosta Koufos had 9 rebounds.
Portland led at halftime, 50-40.
Denver won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 59-50.
Portland looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Suns. The Nuggets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Charlotte.