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Nicolas Batum

Nicolas Batum #88 of the Portland Trail Blazers battles for rebound position against Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 25, 2014 at the Pepsi Center. (credit: Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

Errant Shots Doom Nuggets In Loss To Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard made up for the absence of fellow All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge by scoring 31 points in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 100-95 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.

02/25/2014

Nate Robinson #10 of the Denver Nuggets drives to the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers at Pepsi Center on November 1, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Trail Blazers defeated the Nuggets 113-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Aldridge Helps Blazers Past Nuggets, 113-98

Nicolas Batum got hot early, Wesley Matthews hit a critical shot when Denver was making a late charge and LaMarcus Aldridge added the finishing touches.

11/02/2013

Training staff speak with Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets after he sprained his ankle during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 14, 2013 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kenneth Faried Sprains Left Ankle Against Portland

Kenneth Faried left Denver’s game against Portland after spraining his left ankle in the opening minutes Sunday.

04/14/2013

Raymond Felton of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots against the Denver Nuggets during the game on February 4, 2012 at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nuggets Blown Out In Portland

Nicolas Batum woke up hoping his injured knee would allow him to play. As it happened, he set a Trail Blazers record with nine 3-pointers and scored a career-high 33 points to help Portland beat the Denver Nuggets 117-97 Saturday night.

02/05/2012

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