• News
  • Sport

Feisty Nuggets-Trail Blazers series down to decisive finale

Feisty Nuggets-Trail Blazers series down to decisive finale

During the third quarter of a crucial Game 7 against the Denver Nuggets, the Portland Trail Blazers were dealt a brutal blow to a player who had stepped up big as of late.

Nikola Jokic exploded for 29 points, 13 rebounds and two assists but it wasn't enough to give his team the win. The Trail Blazers advanced to face the two-time defending National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors, beginning Tuesday night in Oakland, California.

Although his coach Michael Malone rubbished the claim as he praised the 7-foot All-Star.

The Nuggets raced to a 17-point lead in the first half and took a 48-39 halftime lead after throttling Lillard, who made just one of nine shots and missed all four of his 3-pointers after going off for 32 points in Portland's Game 6 victory.

Jamal Murray with a huge step-back jumper to make it a one-point game with just 30 seconds remaining!

"They look at me as a leader".

"Somebody's got to go home, somebody's got to go to Cabo", McCollum said.

Overall, McCollum racked up 185 points over the course of the seven-game series, setting a Blazers franchise record.

If you missed any action from Game 7, we had you covered with updates, highlights and more.

Denver was one win away from reaching the Western Conference finals, a heady climb for a team that had gone the previous five seasons without reaching the postseason. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line.

"I hope that after 14 playoff games, America, everybody around the world that watches the playoffs, really came to appreciate Nikola's game", Malone said. "For him to be as emotional and upset as he was speaks to his caring".

It was a devastating end to Denver's season after the Nuggets ended a six-year playoff drought and earned the second seed in the Western Conference bracket.

The Portland Trail Blazers got favorable news Monday when guard Rodney Hood had an MRI examination on his injured left knee that revealed he has just a bone bruise. Hood was cleanly screened by Torrey Craig when none of his teammates warned him and crumpled at midcourt while Craig broke free for the basket that gave Denver a 60-55 lead.

"They scored a lot of offensive rebounds and we missed a lot of free throws". Portland was 4-of-26 on three-pointers and 20-of-24 from the stripe.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment

Latest News

Breaking News


Game Of Thrones Series Finale Trailer Debuts

Speaking about the decision to turn Daenerys into the "Mad Queen", the creators of the show David Benioff and D.B. Then it's time to face the upsetting truth that there's only one instalment of HBO's epic fantasy left.

Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in college admissions scam

Sports coaches at universities were also bribed to get youngsters with little talent accepted as recruits for teams. USA actress Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently conspiring to win a college place for her daughter.

Biden promises border plan soon to counter Trump policy

Biden and Heinz control Rosemont Seneca Partners, the private equity firm that received billions of investment dollars from China. As CNN noted, the economy is the president's best issue tested in the new poll, with his other approval ratings all below 50%.

Reds reach final after epic Anfield comeback

After a 3-0 win at home , Barcelona came into the reverse semi-final tie at Anfield as clear favourites to progress to the final. Liverpool fans believed in the ability of their team and they all came out to sing the lads to victory.

Kim Kardashian Shares Hot Throwback Photo From Met Gala

She traded her sunny California look for a more classic NY appearance upon her arrival. "Back in the New York Groove", she wrote. The Met Gala is held annually in May and attended by a who's who of celebrities , and the dress code is a mandatory OTT.

Matt Ritchie urges Newcastle to finish on a high after Liverpool disappointment

I couldn't have asked any more of the lads. 'But you can not play against Barcelona and tell the world "Watch this" and after 10 minutes we are level.

Watch Google I/O 2019 Livestream - Time Schedule

It will also be a direct competitor to Amazon's Echo Show, which comes with similar functionality and has a 10.1-inch screen. And, lastly, the image also suggests the Pixel 3a XL coming with USB Type C port with 18W Fast charge capabilities as well.

Berkshire Hathaway share price: 3 things to expect from Q1 results

While Berkshire Hathaway's stake in Amazon might not be a game changer, it could decrease some of the valuation concerns. Still, Berkshire ended 2018 with its Apple investment valued more than the cost of buying the shares.

Barr skips session with House Democrats, escalates standoff

Nadler and the Democrats had demanded that staff attorneys in addition to lawmakers be allowed to question Barr. The letter is dated April 19, one day after the Justice Department released the redacted report to the public.

Ben Simmons appears to elbow Kyle Lowry in groin during National Basketball Association playoffs

Embiid buried a three and followed with a sweet spin move on Gasol the next time down that got the Sixers rolling. Meanwhile, Pascal Siakim managed to score 20 points for the Raptors . "When I have fun, my game just changes.