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Trail Blazers face the Denver Nuggets on February 2, 2024. Bruce Ely / Trail Blazers

Game Notes: Portland Trail Blazers (15-39) vs Denver Nuggets (36-19), 7:00 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers (15-39, 9-17 home)) vs. Denver Nuggets (36-19, 15-14 away)
Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 • 7:00 pm PST • Moda Center

SERIES HISTORY

ALL TIME: Trail Blazers lead, 102-95

PORTLAND HOME: Trail Blazers lead, 72-26

DENVER HOME: Nuggets lead, 30-69

LAST PORTLAND WIN: 135-110, 10/24/22 (POR)

LAST DENVER WIN: 103-112, 2/4/24 (DEN)

CURRENT WIN STREAK: Five (DEN)

SERIES NOTES

- The Trail Blazers and Nuggets will meet for the third time of the regular season on Feb. 23 in Portland.

LAST MATCHUP: Portland fell to Denver by a final score of 120-108 on Feb. 4 in Denver. Scoot Henderson recorded a game-high 30 points (8-15 FG, 3-7 3-PT, 11-12 FT) to go along with five rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes, marking the most points scored by a rookie off the bench this season.

- THIS SEASON: The Trail Blazers are trailing the Nuggets in the 2023-24 season series, 0-2.

LAST SEASON: Portland lost the 2022-23 season series against Denver, 1-3.

- In 15 career games against the Nuggets, Deandre Ayton has recorded a double-double seven times.

Jerami Grant has recorded 18-plus points in his last five games against Denver.

- Trail Blazers Head Coach Chauncey Billups played for the Nuggets from 1999-2000 and 2008-2011. Billups is from Denver and played college basketball at Colorado.

LAST FIVE GAMES

TIMBERWOLVES 128, TRAIL BLAZERS 91 - FEBRUARY 15, 2024 - MODA CENTER - PORTLAND, OR - GAME #54 (15-39, 9-17 HOME)

The Trail Blazers fell to the Timberwolves by a final score of 128-91 ... Jerami Grant tallied 20 points (6-14 FG, 2-4 3-PT, 6-6 FT), two rebounds and one block in 33 minutes ... Scoot Henderson recorded 15 points (5-12 FG, 0-4 3-PT, 5-6 FT), one rebound, four assists and one steal in 31 minutes ... Toumani Camara posted 13 points (5-5 FG, 1-1 3-PT, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 18 minutes ... Anfernee Simons finished with 12 points (4-15 FG, 3-8 3-PT, 1-1 FT), five rebounds and six assists in 33 minutes ... Anthony Edwards led Minnesota with 34 points and seven assists to go along with six rebounds, two steals and one block in 33 minutes.

TIMBERWOLVES 121, TRAIL BLAZERS 109 - FEBRUARY 13, 2024 - MODA CENTER - PORTLAND, OR - GAME #53 (15-38, 9-16 HOME)

Portland fell to Minnesota by a final score of 121-109 ... Deandre Ayton logged 22 points (11-12 FG), 16 rebounds and one assist in 32 minutes, marking his second consecutive game with 15-plus points and 15-plus rebounds ... Anfernee Simons recorded 20 points (6-19 FG, 4-10 3-PT, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, five assists and one steal in 32 minutes ... Dalano Banton posted 16 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3-PT, 7-10 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 26 minutes ... Scoot Henderson tallied 14 points (4-9 FG, 1-2 3-PT, 5-5 FT), one rebounds and nine assists in 34 minutes ... Toumani Camara finished with 14 points (5-7 FG, 2-2 3-PT, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes ... Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves with 41 points to go along with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes.

PELICANS 93, TRAIL BLAZERS 84 - FEBRUARY 10, 2024 - MODA CENTER - PORTLAND, OR - GAME #52 (15-37, 9-15 HOME)

The Trail Blazers fell to the Pelicans by a final score of 93-84 ... Jerami Grant posted 24 points (7-17 FG, 2-5 3-PT, 8-12 FT), five rebounds and four assists in 41 minutes ... Deandre Ayton logged 18 points (9-18 FG), 17 rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in 37 minutes ... Dalano Banton recorded 12 points (5-14 FG, 1-5 3-PT, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes ... Trey Murphy III led New Orleans with 24 points, five rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 30 minutes.

PISTONS 128, TRAIL BLAZERS 122 - FEBRUARY 8, 2024 - MODA CENTER - PORTLAND, OR - GAME #51 (15-36, 9-14 HOME)

Portland fell to Detroit by a final score of 128-122 ... Jerami Grant tallied a career-high 49 points (14-29 FG, 3-6 3-PT, 18-20 FT) to go along with eight rebounds and six assists in 45 minutes, becoming just the second player in Trail Blazers history to record at least 49-8-6 in a game (Lillard - Jan. 20, 2020) ... Anfernee Simons recorded 29 points (9-19 FG, 4-12 3-PT, 7-7 FT), two rebounds and five assists in 25 minutes ... Jabari Walker logged 17 points (6-14 FG, 1-3 3-PT, 4-6 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 43 minutes ... Kris Murray posted 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3-PT), three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes ... Jalen Duren led the Pistons with 27 points, 22 rebounds and three blocks in 37 minutes.

NUGGETS 112, TRAIL BLAZERS 103 - FEBRUARY 4, 2024 - BALL ARENA - DENVER, CO - GAME #50 (15-35, 6-22 AWAY)

The Trail Blazers fell to the Nuggets by a final score of 112-103 ... Deandre Ayton logged a season-high 27 points (13-19 FG, 1-1 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in 39 minutes ... Anfernee Simons recorded 26 points (8-18 FG, 4-8 3-PT, 6-6 FT), six rebounds, nine assists and one steal in 39 minutes ... Scoot Henderson posted 14 points (3-16 FG, 2-6 3-PT, 6-6 FT), eight rebounds and nine assists in 33 minutes ... Toumani Camara tallied 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3-PT) and six rebounds in 23 minutes ... Nikola Jokic led Denver with 29 points and eight rebounds to go along with seven assists and two steals in 34 minutes.

BROADCAST NOTES

All Portland Trail Blazers regular season games will be broadcast on the Trail Blazers Broadcasting flagship station, Rip City Radio 620 AM. Travis Demers is in his fifth full season of providing play-by-play commentary for all home and away games, with Michael Holton adding commentary. On television, ROOT SPORTS, ROOT SPORTS PLUS and Fubo will air 81 Trail Blazers regular season games featuring Kevin Calabro calling play-by-play, Lamar Hurd providing analysis and Brooke Olzendam reporting from the sideline. For all viewing options, visit www.trailblazers.com/watch.