What 2 Watch 4 - Trail Blazers Vs. Nuggets

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Wesley Matthews vs. Randy Foye

The jump ball went up at approximately 7:10 p.m. Mountain Time just four days ago when the Nuggets played host to the Trail Blazers. And just 37 seconds later, Wesley Matthews and Randy Foye each had three points on the stat sheet. Matthews converted the game’s first field goal, a 3-pointer from the sideline at the 11:41 mark, before Foye answered with a long ball with 11:23 remaining on the first quarter game clock. And while the hot starts did not translate into huge scoring totals that night (Matthews ended with 11 points, Foye 17), it was an indication of how quickly both players can impact the game from beyond the arc. They both can do it pretty regularly, too. Matthews ranks fifth in the NBA this season with 145 3-point makes, already the 10th most by a Trail Blazer in a season in team history. Foye’s team-high 121 3-pointers made place him 16th in the NBA in his third straight season with 100-plus field goals from downtown. The impressive 3-point shooting has also affected the scoring average for tonight’s shooting stars. Matthews is currently averaging a career-high 16.6 points per contest, while Foye’s 12.3 points per game would represent his highest scoring average since the 2008-09 season (16.3).

Wesley Matthews

• Averaging career highs in scoring (16.6) and rebounding (3.9) in 2013-14
• Scored at least 17 points in 34 of Portland’s first 58 games this season
• One of four players in Trail Blazers history with 500 career 3-pointers made

Randy Foye

• His 12.3 points per game this season are his highest since a career-best 16.3 in 2008-09
• Made at least five 3-pointers in back-to-back games, Feb. 21-23
• Portland traded his draft rights to Minnesota in exchange for Brandon Roy on June 28, 2006