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Recap - Trail Blazers Defeat Denver 113-98

Denver was scorched by LaMarcus Aldridge for 25 points as the Trail Blazers defated the Nuggets 113-98 in NBA action on Friday.

Bettors who backed the Trail Blazers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 4.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 198.5.

Portland got 21 points from Nicolas Batum and another 21 points from Wesley Matthews. Damian Lillard contributed 7 assists, while Wesley Matthews cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Denver got 24 points from Nate Robinson in a losing cause and another 21 points from Ty Lawson. Ty Lawson contributed 6 assists for the Nuggets, while Kenneth Faried had 11 rebounds.

Portland led at halftime, 64-50.

Next game, Portland takes its act home to face San Antonio looking for another win. For Denver, they head home to face San Antonio.