The Portland Trail Blazers (10-15) visit the Denver Nuggets (14-8) Thursday night at the Pepsi Center.
Here are the details:
What: Blazers vs. Nuggets, 7:30 p.M.
TV channel: TNT
How to watch live online: Stream live with your cable provider login information. If you don’t have cable, you can watch the game live for FREE with FuboTV (free trial) or on Hulu Live (free trial). There are a variety of other streaming options, which are listed at www.Nba.Com/blazers/watch
Listen: Radio on KPOJ 620 AM in the Portland area.
ABOUT THE NUGGETS
Denver lost 97-92 to the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday night in Philadelphia, suffering its third consecutive defeat and fifth in the last six games. The loss came at the end of a four-game East Coast trip in which the Nuggets finished 1-3, beating the New York Knicks before losing to the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets . … Will Barton finished with 26 points, seven assists and seven rebounds and Nikola Jokic added 15 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in the loss to the 76ers. … Starting point guard Jamal Murray was injured against Philadelphia midway through the first quarter when he collided with Ben Simmons and suffered a torso injury. He did not return. … The Nuggets fizzled down the stretch in the loss to the 76ers, scoring just six points on 2 of 7 shooting over the final seven minutes. … Barton, the former Blazers wing, scored the Nuggets’ first 13 points against Philadelphia. … Jokic has four triple-doubles this season and 31 in his career, tied for 12th-most in NBA history. … Denver has held its opponents to fewer than 100 points in nine of their last 16 games and 10 times overall this season. The Nuggets are 9-1 in those games. … Denver is 8-3 at home this season. … Before their current skid, the Nuggets had won 10 of 11 games.
ABOUT THE BLAZERS
Portland defeated the New York Knicks 115-87 Tuesday night at the Moda Center, ending a two-game losing streak by steamrolling the worst team in the NBA. … Damian Lillard finished with 31 points and six assists, Hassan Whiteside recorded 17 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks and Anfernee Simons added 16 points off the bench for the Blazers. … This is the first of a two-game trip for the Blazers that also includes a Monday night matchup at the Phoenix Suns. The Blazers are 5-9 on the road this season. … Lillard made 8 of 11 three-pointers against Phoenix, two shy of his franchise record. Because the game was a blowout, he did not play the fourth quarter. … The win over the Knicks was the Blazers’ ninth this season against a team that currently has a losing record. They own just one win this season against a winning team. … This is the second of four meetings between the Blazers and Nuggets this season. Denver beat the Blazers 108-100 in the season-opener at the Moda Center. Lillard had 32 points and eight assists in the loss. … Whiteside has blocked five shots in each of the last two games and 25 over the last six games, most in the NBA during the stretch. The Blazers’ starting center has 16 double-doubles this season. … Simons broke out of a mini slump against the Knicks, making 5 of 9 shots, including 4 of 7 three-pointers. He had scored in single digits in five of his previous nine games. … Blazers starting forward Carmelo Anthony played his first eight seasons in Denver, averaging 23.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 564 games.
For the Blazers, Rodney Hood (ruptured left Achilles), Zach Collins (left shoulder surgery) and Jusuf Nurkic (left leg rehabilitation) are out. For the Nuggets, For the Nuggets, Jamal Murray (right trunk contusion) and Paul Millsap (left foot soreness) are questionable
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