Call Of The Game: Batum Seals The Deal
The voice of the Trail Blazers, Brian Wheeler, delivers the Call of the Game. At the 3:36 mark of the third quarter, it appeared the Trail Blazers would waltz out of the Mile High City with an easy victory as they led the Nuggets by 18. But no lead is safe in the NBA. Aided by Portland's ice cold shooting (4-20 FG to start the fourth quarter), Denver was able to trim their deficit down to four with under a minute to play. With the Pepsi Center crowd starting to believe a comeback was in the cards, Nicolas Batum calmly quieted the arena. Batum made his way to the left corner, received the pass from Dorell Wright, and smoothly turned around before letting it fly. The result? Nothing but net. Behind Batum's third triple of the night, Portland was able to escape with a 100-95 victory - their first regular season sweep of the Nuggets in Denver since the 1996-97 season.