Denver 109, Portland 90

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #73 Ed Malloy, #71 Rodney Mott, # Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 15258

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 23 23 24 20 90
Denver 22 23 32 32 109

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 26-23 17-7 9-16 L1
Denver 29-20 21-5 8-15 W1

Recap

Nene collected 22 points and 10 rebounds and Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points as the Denver Nuggets bounced back from two straight losses with a 109-90 home victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

Chauncey Billups chipped in 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting and J.R. Smith scored 16 off the bench for the Nuggets, who shot 52 percent (40-of-77) from the floor and dominated on the glass, 48-33.

Coming off Monday's win over league-leading San Antonio, Portland hung around in the first half thanks to 7-of-9 shooting from 3-point range and 17 points from Wesley Matthews. The Blazers took a 46-45 lead into the locker room when Andre Miller hit a baseline jumper as the clock ran out.

But the second half belonged to Denver, as Billups hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the third quarter to help take control. The Nuggets stretched it out in the fourth period, getting seven straight points from Nene and another 3-pointer from Billups during a 15-4 burst that put away the game.

Matthews scored 19 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 and nine rebounds for Portland, which began a stretch of six of seven on the road.

Top Game Performances

Portland   Denver
Wesley Matthews 19 Scoring Nene 22
Andre Miller 10 Assists Chauncey Billups 5
LaMarcus Aldridge 9 Rebounds Nene 10
Andre Miller 5 Free Throws Made Carmelo Anthony 6
Wesley Matthews 3 Steals Al Harrington 2
LaMarcus Aldridge 3 Blocks Nene 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 90 42.7 9-17 17-24 26 33 8 7 16
Denver 109 51.9 8-20 21-26 19 48 1 8 14

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against Utah. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .536 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game on the road against Indiana . The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .522 after a loss.
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