Portland Trail Blazers

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Portland now travels to Denver for Game 5 of its best-of-seven series. The Nuggets were able to hold off the Trail Blazers, 116-112 on Sunday night. The Nuggets biggest lead was 10 as Denver evened up the series at 2-2.

After Sunday’s loss, Trail Blazers All-Star point guard Damian Lillard said his team, “is in a good space,” while Rodney Hood added,” “both teams are scratching and clawing, it’s time to get home-court advantage back.”  

With both teams as evenly matched as the Nuggets and Trail Blazers, Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said Monday -- he thinks the series will come down to who plays better defense.

Coach Stotts spoke with the media Monday afternoon via a conference call. Stotts mentioned that he and his coaching staff have “thought about changing up some thing heading into Game 5.”  

The Trail Blazers are feeling confident that they can steal another one in Denver after taking Game 2 in the Mile High City last week.

“We’ve won on the road in OKC and in Denver,” Stotts said Monday afternoon. “We know that’s something that we’ve done before and can do again.”


GAME DETAILS

Where to Watch: TNT

Tip-Off Time: 7:30 p.m. 

 

Point spread: Denver -4.5

NBCS NW Coverage: Blazers Outsiders Pregame Show (7:00 p.m.), Blazers Outsiders Postgame Show (immediately after the game). 

Radio: 620AM Rip City Radio
 

INJURY UPDATES

For the Trail Blazers,  Jusuf Nurkic (left leg) is out for Friday’s Game 5 vs. Denver.

For the Nuggets, Michael Porter Jr. (lower back) is out.


QUICK LINKS

Dwight Jaynes: When does a 2-2 playoff series seem not all that even? This one!

Jamie Hudson: Third quarter costs Portland Game 4, could it cost them the series?

Mike Richman: By slowing down Damian Lillard, Denver evened the series

VIDEO: Game 5 could make or break the season

VIDEO: A Scott Foster led officiating crew was nightmare

VIDEO: Damian Lillard on the balance of Attack vs. Distribute



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