Errant Shots Doom Nuggets In Loss To Trail BlazersDamian 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.
Aldridge Helps Blazers Past Nuggets, 113-98Nicolas Batum got hot early, Wesley Matthews hit a critical shot when Denver was making a late charge and LaMarcus Aldridge added the finishing touches.
Kenneth Faried Sprains Left Ankle Against PortlandKenneth Faried left Denver's game against Portland after spraining his left ankle in the opening minutes Sunday.
Nuggets Blown Out In PortlandNicolas 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.