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Hickson, Mudiay help Nuggets hold off Trail Blazers, 108-104


By PAT GRAHAM
Posted Nov 10 2015 12:49AM

DENVER (AP) Emmanuel Mudiay nitpicked his performance even after hitting two big free throws in the closing seconds and blocking a critical shot.

"I'm my hardest critic," the Denver Nuggets rookie said, quickly pointing out that he missed two early free throws and had two turnovers.

But this was exactly what the Nuggets envisioned when they took him with the No. 7 pick overall. Mudiay had 18 points, six rebounds, five assists, two blocks and those clinching free throws in a 108-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

"He grew up tonight," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "It hasn't been easy for him. I've been on him. ... He made big plays for us."

Earlier in the season, Mudiay was a little timid and afraid of making mistakes. Not against Portland. He was forward-thinking - just like Malone wants.

"When I'm aggressive and not playing like a robot, good things happen for me and my teammates," Mudiay said. "If we continue to play team basketball like that and everybody doing our job, we're going to be fine."

J.J. Hickson came up clutch, too, with 19 points and 13 boards. His biggest contributions were four straight free throws over the final 1:49 to keep the Blazers at bay. This after going 1 of 7 earlier in the game at the line.

"I gained a little more of Coach's trust to keep me in the game down the stretch, because I showed I could make free throws," Hickson said.

Sure did.

Kenneth Faried added 17 - and drew a key late charge - as the Nuggets ended an eight-game skid to the Trail Blazers.

With Denver up 106-104, Mudiay connected on two free throws. He then blocked Damian Lillard's layup to close out Denver's first win at home this season.

"The energy was contagious tonight, between all my teammates," Mudiay said. "It was definitely good."

Lillard led Portland with 30 points. Backcourt mate CJ McCollum had a rough shooting night early, but scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to keep the Blazers in the game.

Portland took a lead into the fourth quarter for a second straight night, and again couldn't close it out.

On Sunday, the Blazers blew a 13-point lead in the final quarter during a 120-103 home loss to Detroit.

Lillard had a four-point play with 4.6 seconds remaining in the third quarter as he launched a deep 3-pointer as Foye tried to grab him. He hit the basket and the free throw to give the Blazers an 80-79 lead.

Denver grabbed the lead for good on a dunk by Hickson with 4:17 remaining.

"It's not discouraging because it's so early," Lillard said. "But we don't want to keep having the same thing happen over and over again."

TIP-INS

Trail Blazers: The Blazers had all five starters score in double figures. ... Reserve Allen Crabbe added 11.

Nuggets: F Kostas Papanikolaou scored his first basket in a Nuggets uniform early in the second quarter. The 6-foot-8 forward was acquired in the deal that sent Ty Lawson to Houston over the summer. Papanikolaou was waived in September, but brought back last week.

SIDELINED

Minutes before tip, the injury-plagued Nuggets announced backup point guard Jameer Nelson was a scratch because of a lower back ailment. They were already missing Joffrey Lauvergne (back), Wilson Chandler (hip) and Jusuf Nurkic (knee).

With Nelson hobbled, Randy Foye brought the ball up the court when rookie Mudiay was out of the game. Foye had 13 points.

ELECTRIC TANDEM

Lillard and McCollum have been averaging 48.7 points a game this season, the second-highest total behind only Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook (56.4).

The hard-to-guard Lillard had 20 points at halftime, but was held to 10 in the second half.

"I am not frustrated," Lillard said. "As a competitor, after you lose a game, you sit there and you think about everything you could have done better as a team. You aren't happy with it. But I'm happy with where we are as a team."

UP NEXT

Trail Blazers: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

Nuggets: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.


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POR
DEN
     
    • 39.6%

    • 51.9%

    • 34.5%

    • 36.8%

    • 81.5%

    • 65.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
POR DEN
Total Rebounds 39 47
Offensive Rebounds 10 8
Turnovers 9 14
Fast Break Pts: 10 9
Biggest Lead: 6 7
Points in the Paint: 40 52
POR DEN
p Lillard   30 Hickson   19
rb Leonard   9 Hickson   13
a Lillard   7 Mudiay   5
s 2 players   2 Jokic   2
b Plumlee   2 Hickson   3
 
  • 11/09 - POR 104 @ DEN 108
  • 12/30 - DEN 103 @ POR 110
  • 01/03 - POR 112 @ DEN 106
  • 04/13 - DEN 99 @ POR 107
Portland Trail Blazers (4-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Aminu F 33:42 5-16 2-7 0-0 -6 1 3 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 12
M. Leonard F 34:28 5-10 1-4 0-0 +11 1 8 9 4 6 0 2 0 0 11
M. Plumlee C 32:38 5-7 0-0 5-7 -6 0 7 7 2 4 2 1 2 2 15
C. McCollum G 35:32 6-15 2-5 2-2 -11 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 16
D. Lillard G 38:24 9-22 3-7 9-9 +3 3 0 3 7 4 1 1 0 3 30
A. Crabbe   22:43 4-12 1-5 2-3 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 11
E. Davis   15:22 0-1 0-0 3-4 +2 2 3 5 1 4 2 1 0 0 3
M. Harkless   14:18 2-5 1-1 1-2 +2 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 6
N. Vonleh   12:53 0-3 0-0 0-0 -15 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Alexander DNP - Coach's Decision
P. Connaughton DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Frazier DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Kaman DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-91 10-29 22-27   10 29 39 20 22 6 9 3 7 104
  39.6% 34.5% 81.5%   team rebs: 10 total to: 10
Denver Nuggets (3-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Gallinari F 35:25 2-10 0-5 2-2 +3 0 5 5 3 1 1 4 0 0 6
K. Faried F 30:42 8-13 0-0 1-4 +3 4 4 8 1 2 1 2 0 2 17
J. Hickson C 29:39 7-11 0-0 5-11 +4 2 11 13 1 4 0 0 3 0 19
G. Harris G 25:28 3-8 1-3 0-0 0 0 3 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 7
E. Mudiay G 28:20 6-12 1-3 5-7 -4 1 5 6 5 3 0 2 2 1 18
R. Foye   19:40 4-6 3-4 2-2 +8 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 13
D. Arthur   19:32 1-5 0-1 0-0 +2 0 3 3 1 3 0 1 2 0 2
N. Jokic   15:37 3-3 0-0 4-4 -1 0 2 2 1 2 2 1 0 0 10
W. Barton   23:02 4-7 1-2 2-2 +4 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 11
K. Papanikolaou   12:35 2-2 1-1 0-0 +1 1 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
J. Lauvergne DND - Low Back Strain
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Nelson DND - SI Joint Sprain
Total   240 40-77 7-19 21-32   8 39 47 20 20 5 14 7 3 108
  51.9% 36.8% 65.6%   team rebs: 12 total to: 15

inactive

  • Trail Blazers: Henderson, Montero
  • Nuggets: Chandler, Nurkic

technical fouls

  • Trail Blazers: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 12

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #18 Matt Boland, #45 Brian Forte, #52 Scott Twardoski
  • Attendance: 9153
  • Duration: 2:16
Portland Trail Blazers (4-4) Denver Nuggets (3-4)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hickson vs Plumlee (Mudiay gains possession)
  11:39 Mudiay Jump Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (1 BLK) 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:37  
Plumlee Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST)  11:36  
  11:27 Faried Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Plumlee (1 ST) 
Plumlee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK)  11:22  
  11:21 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:10
[DEN 2-0]
Faried Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST) 
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lillard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  10:49  
  10:49 Mudiay Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:49 Team Rebound 
  10:49
[DEN 3-0]
Mudiay Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
McCollum 3pt Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:24 Mudiay Jump Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:23  
Lillard Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:14
[POR 2-3]
 
  09:57 Faried Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:57  
  09:57 Hickson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (M Boland) 
Plumlee Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST)  09:43
[POR 4-3]
 
  09:43 Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:24
[DEN 5-4]
Hickson Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lillard Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:19
[POR 6-5]
 
  09:19 Harris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Boland) 
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:19
[POR 7-5]
 
  08:57
[DEN 7-7]
Mudiay Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lillard (1 AST)  08:47
[POR 9-7]
 
  08:31
[DEN 9-9]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (1 AST) 
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lillard (2 AST)  08:11
[POR 11-9]
 
  07:55
[DEN 11-11]
Faried Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:35 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:34  
Plumlee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (2 BLK)  07:24  
  07:22 Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:15 Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
McCollum Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:51 Gallinari Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Leonard (1 AST)  06:35
[POR 14-11]
 
  06:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:13
[DEN 13-14]
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:55 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:42 Harris Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:41 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:33
[DEN 16-14]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST) 
McCollum Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:21
[POR 16-16]
 
  05:06 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:05  
Plumlee Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Aminu (2 AST)  04:57
[POR 18-16]
 
  04:43
[DEN 18-18]
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (2 AST) 
  04:26 Hickson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland) 
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:26
[POR 19-18]
 
McCollum Substitution replaced by Crabbe  04:26  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Davis  04:26  
  04:26 Mudiay Substitution replaced by Foye 
  04:26 Hickson Substitution replaced by Arthur 
  04:26 Faried Substitution replaced by Jokic 
Lillard Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:26
[POR 20-18]
 
  04:04 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:03  
Davis Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  03:54  
Aminu Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  03:42  
  03:42
[DEN 19-20]
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Aminu Substitution replaced by Harkless  03:42  
  03:42
[DEN 20-20]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Crabbe Jump Shot: Missed  03:22  
Harkless Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:21  
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harkless (1 AST)  03:16
[POR 23-20]
 
  03:03 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harkless Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:02  
Leonard Fadeaway Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Crabbe (1 AST)  02:50
[POR 25-20]
 
Crabbe Violation:Kicked Ball (M Boland)  02:39  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:39  
Leonard Substitution replaced by Vonleh  02:39  
  02:31
[DEN 22-25]
Gallinari Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST) 
  02:08 Gallinari Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Harkless Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:08
[POR 26-22]
 
  02:08 Harris Substitution replaced by Barton 
Harkless Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:08  
  02:07 Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  01:59  
  01:59
[DEN 23-26]
Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:59
[DEN 24-26]
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Crabbe 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
Team Rebound  01:35  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:35  
  01:35 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
  01:29 Foye Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO) 
Crabbe Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lillard (3 AST)  01:16
[POR 28-24]
 
Lillard Substitution replaced by McCollum  01:08  
Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  01:01  
  01:01
[DEN 25-28]
Jokic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:01
[DEN 26-28]
Jokic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
McCollum Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:41.9  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:40.6  
  00:39.6 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:39.6
[POR 29-26]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:39.6
[POR 30-26]
 
  00:33.9
[DEN 29-30]
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Harkless 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST)  00:28.6
[POR 33-29]
 
  00:16.1 Jokic Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Vonleh Substitution replaced by Leonard  00:16.1  
McCollum Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.5  
  00:00.5 Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (4-4) Denver Nuggets (3-4)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Crabbe Jump Shot: Missed  11:48  
  11:48 Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:36
[DEN 31-33]
Jokic Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST) 
  11:22 Jokic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:22  
Team Rebound  11:22  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:22
[POR 34-31]
 
  11:07 Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Harkless Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCollum (1 AST)  11:01
[POR 36-31]
 
  10:46 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:45  
Vonleh Floating Jump shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:22 Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:01
[DEN 34-36]
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST) 
Harkless Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (1 ST)  09:44  
Davis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  09:33  
  09:33
[DEN 35-36]
Jokic Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Davis Substitution replaced by Plumlee  09:33  
  09:33
[DEN 36-36]
Jokic Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
McCollum Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jokic (1 ST)  09:18  
Crabbe Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  09:14  
  09:14
[DEN 37-36]
Barton Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:14
[DEN 38-36]
Barton Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Harkless Jump Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:54 Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:35
[DEN 40-36]
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:28  
Harkless Substitution replaced by Aminu  08:28  
  08:11 Barton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Crabbe Free Throw 1 of 3 (3 PTS)  08:11
[POR 37-40]
 
Crabbe Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS)  08:11
[POR 38-40]
 
Crabbe Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  08:11  
  08:10 Team Rebound 
Vonleh Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Forte)  08:10  
  07:55
[DEN 42-38]
Foye Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Plumlee Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCollum (2 AST)  07:45
[POR 40-42]
 
  07:26
[DEN 44-40]
Barton Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  07:05 Arthur Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland) 
Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:05
[POR 41-44]
 
  07:05 Jokic Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  07:05 Foye Substitution replaced by Mudiay 
McCollum Substitution replaced by Lillard  07:05  
Plumlee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:05  
  07:05 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:49 Hickson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  06:48 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Plumlee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  06:48  
  06:48 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:48 Team Rebound 
  06:48 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
  06:48 Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried 
  06:48 Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Crabbe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:46  
Lillard Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  06:38  
Plumlee Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  06:19  
  06:19 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:19 Team Rebound 
Vonleh Substitution replaced by Leonard  06:19  
  06:19 Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:18  
Aminu Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:44 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:42 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:42
[DEN 46-41]
Faried Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Lillard Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Plumlee (1 AST)  05:26
[POR 43-46]
 
  05:10 Faried Layup Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:09  
Leonard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST)  05:07  
  05:01
[DEN 48-43]
Faried Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Crabbe Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Plumlee (2 AST)  04:53
[POR 45-48]
 
  04:29 Gallinari Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Plumlee (2 ST) 
  04:26 Mudiay Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
  04:26 Barton Substitution replaced by Harris 
Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:26
[POR 46-48]
 
Plumlee Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:26
[POR 47-48]
 
  04:10 Gallinari Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:09  
Lillard Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:41 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crabbe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:40  
Crabbe 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Leonard (2 AST)  03:31
[POR 50-48]
 
  03:15 Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed 
Crabbe Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:14  
Crabbe Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:07  
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Leonard (3 AST)  03:02
[POR 53-48]
 
  03:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lillard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (M Boland)  02:40  
  02:40 Mudiay Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  02:40 Team Rebound 
  02:40
[DEN 49-53]
Mudiay Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS) 
  02:40
[DEN 50-53]
Mudiay Free Throw 3 of 3 (5 PTS) 
Lillard Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:27
[POR 55-50]
 
  02:27 Mudiay Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M Boland) 
Crabbe Substitution replaced by McCollum  02:27  
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  02:27
[POR 56-50]
 
  02:10 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:10  
Lillard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (3 BLK)  02:02  
  02:01 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:58
[DEN 52-56]
Gallinari Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Lillard Step Back Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:36
[POR 58-52]
 
  01:21 Harris Floating Jump shot: Missed 
McCollum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:20  
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:08 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:00
[DEN 54-58]
Mudiay Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Aminu Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:44.8  
  00:43.8 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:41.5 Mudiay Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
  00:41.5 Mudiay Substitution replaced by Foye 
McCollum Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Team Rebound  00:27.8  
Aminu Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:20.9 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:05.3
[DEN 57-58]
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lillard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (4-4) Denver Nuggets (3-4)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Hickson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lillard (4 AST)  11:37
[POR 61-57]
 
  11:24
[DEN 59-61]
Faried Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (3 AST) 
Leonard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Boland)  11:24  
  11:24 Faried Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:21  
Leonard Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  11:08  
  11:07 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  10:56
[DEN 61-61]
Mudiay Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Aminu Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:37
[POR 63-61]
 
Leonard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  10:25  
  10:25
[DEN 62-63]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:25 Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:24  
Plumlee Cutting Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lillard (5 AST)  10:04
[POR 65-62]
 
  09:52 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:51  
McCollum Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:31 Jump Ball Faried vs Lillard (Mudiay gains possession) 
  09:31 Team Rebound 
  09:12 Harris Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:11 Team Rebound 
  09:00 Gallinari Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:57 Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  08:57
[DEN 64-65]
Faried Putback Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:39 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:31 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:28 Team Rebound 
  08:17
[DEN 66-65]
Hickson Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (3 AST) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:58 Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:51 Mudiay Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:50  
Aminu Layup Shot: Missed  07:42  
McCollum Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:41  
Lillard Floating Jump shot: Missed  07:26  
Lillard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:25  
Aminu 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lillard (6 AST)  07:18
[POR 68-66]
 
Aminu Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Forte)  07:14  
  06:56
[DEN 68-68]
Faried Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Leonard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (B Forte)  06:56  
Leonard Substitution replaced by Vonleh  06:56  
  06:56 Faried Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Vonleh Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:55  
  06:50 Mudiay Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
McCollum Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:50
[POR 69-68]
 
McCollum Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:50
[POR 70-68]
 
  06:38 Faried Layup Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (2 BLK) 
  06:32 Mudiay Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:32
[DEN 70-70]
Mudiay Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Aminu Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:26  
  06:12 Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:11  
Plumlee Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:58
[POR 72-70]
 
  05:48
[DEN 73-72]
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST) 
McCollum 3pt Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:30 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  05:22 Mudiay Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:22  
  05:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
McCollum Substitution replaced by Crabbe  05:22  
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:56 Mudiay Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:40 Harris Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  04:40 Mudiay Substitution replaced by Foye 
Crabbe 3pt Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:12 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:10 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  04:07
[DEN 75-72]
Hickson Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Lillard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  03:47  
Lillard Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:46  
Lillard Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  03:31 Faried Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:31 Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  03:31
[DEN 77-72]
Faried Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:31  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Harkless  03:31  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Davis  03:31  
  03:31 Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur 
Harkless Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Arthur (1 BLK)  03:11  
Team Rebound  03:11  
Vonleh Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  02:47
[DEN 79-72]
Harris Cutting Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Foye (3 AST) 
Crabbe Jump Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:18 Gallinari Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST) 
Crabbe 3pt Shot: Missed  02:12  
Vonleh Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:10  
Vonleh Hook Shot: Missed  02:07  
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:07  
  02:07 Harris Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Boland) 
Vonleh Substitution replaced by Leonard  02:07  
  02:07 Hickson Substitution replaced by Jokic 
Crabbe Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Leonard (4 AST)  01:48
[POR 74-79]
 
  01:20 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  01:20 Harris Substitution replaced by Barton 
Harkless Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jokic (2 ST)  01:07  
  00:50.4 Barton Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Crabbe Substitution replaced by McCollum  00:50.4  
  00:50.4 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Lillard Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:33.6
[POR 76-79]
 
  00:13.9 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
McCollum Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:12.8  
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  00:04.6
[POR 79-79]
 
  00:04.6 Foye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Forte) 
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS)  00:04.6
[POR 80-79]
 
  00:00.5 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (4-4) Denver Nuggets (3-4)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[DEN 81-80]
Jokic Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST) 
Davis Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:13 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:00
[DEN 83-80]
Jokic Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Crabbe 3pt Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:42 Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:29
[DEN 86-80]
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:29  
Harkless Jump Shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:11 Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:52 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:51  
McCollum Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:42
[POR 82-86]
 
  09:25 Barton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harkless Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:24  
McCollum Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:04
[POR 84-86]
 
  08:49 Barton Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:48  
McCollum 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:27
[POR 87-86]
 
  08:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
Crabbe Substitution replaced by Lillard  08:27  
Harkless Substitution replaced by Aminu  08:27  
  08:18
[DEN 88-87]
Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jokic (1 AST) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
Team Rebound  08:00  
  08:00 Jokic Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (M Boland) 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:51 Team Rebound 
Davis Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (B Forte)  07:51  
  07:51 Jokic Substitution replaced by Faried 
  07:41 Arthur Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Twardoski) 
  07:41 Arthur Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
McCollum Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:27 Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  07:21 Barton Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:20 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:13 Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:12  
Aminu Layup Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (2 BLK)  07:04  
  07:02 Team Rebound 
  07:02 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
  07:02 Foye Substitution replaced by Mudiay 
Davis Substitution replaced by Plumlee  07:02  
  06:46
[DEN 91-87]
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (4 AST) 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:18 Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:08
[DEN 93-87]
Barton Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  05:51 Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:51
[POR 88-93]
 
Plumlee Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:51
[POR 89-93]
 
  05:40 Faried Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Lillard (1 ST) 
  05:37 Arthur Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland) 
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  05:37
[POR 90-93]
 
  05:37 Arthur Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Lillard Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  05:37
[POR 91-93]
 
  05:15 Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:14  
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  04:53 Gallinari Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Aminu (1 ST) 
Aminu Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:50
[POR 93-93]
 
  04:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:32 Faried Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Aminu (1 BLK) 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:31  
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:18 Mudiay Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:17
[DEN 95-93]
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (5 AST) 
Leonard Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (M Boland)  04:17  
  04:17 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  04:15  
Lillard Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  03:38
[DEN 97-93]
Hickson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Barton (1 AST) 
Leonard Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:19
[POR 95-97]
 
  02:58
[DEN 99-95]
Barton Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST) 
McCollum Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:33
[POR 97-99]
 
Plumlee Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  02:13  
  02:13 Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:13 Team Rebound 
  02:13
[DEN 100-97]
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Lillard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mudiay (1 BLK)  02:02  
  02:02 Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Lillard Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (M Boland)  02:02  
Plumlee Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  01:49  
  01:49
[DEN 101-97]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  01:49
[DEN 102-97]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Leonard Foul: Offensive (5 PF) (B Forte)  01:39  
Leonard Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:39  
  01:20 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:19  
McCollum 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lillard (7 AST)  01:09
[POR 100-102]
 
  00:56.1
[DEN 104-100]
Mudiay Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:56.1  
  00:50.9 Hickson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:50.9
[POR 101-104]
 
Lillard Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:50.9
[POR 102-104]
 
Leonard Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  00:39.3  
Leonard Substitution replaced by Davis  00:39.3  
  00:39.3
[DEN 105-102]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  00:39.3
[DEN 106-102]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:39.3  
Davis Substitution replaced by Crabbe  00:39.3  
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.8  
Team Rebound  00:31.0  
Team Timeout : Short  00:30.0  
  00:30.0 Hickson Substitution replaced by Harris 
Aminu Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:25.1
[POR 104-106]
 
Lillard Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  00:18.3  
  00:18.3
[DEN 107-104]
Mudiay Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:18.3
[DEN 108-104]
Mudiay Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Lillard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mudiay (2 BLK)  00:09.9  
Lillard Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  00:07.9  
McCollum 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.6  
Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:02.4  
Aminu Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.0  
  00:01.0 Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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POR
2nd Northwest
44
38
7-3
28-13
16-25
DEN
4th Northwest
33
49
3-7
18-23
15-26
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
POR
Lillard 31.8
Plumlee 13.2
Lillard 7.6
Davis 1.4
Lillard 1.6
DEN
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