Denver faces Portland, seeks 6th straight home win

Thu, Feb 1, 2024
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Denver faces Portland, seeks 6th straight home win

Portland Trail Blazers (15-33, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (33-16, fourth in the Western Conference)

Denver; Friday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Denver will try to keep its five-game home win streak intact when the Nuggets take on Portland.

The Nuggets are 17-11 in Western Conference games. Denver is 4-3 in one-possession games.

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The Trail Blazers are 1-7 in division play. Portland is 10-10 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.1 turnovers per game.

The Nuggets' 11.5 made 3-pointers per game this season are just 0.1 more made shots on average than the 11.4 per game the Trail Blazers give up. The Trail Blazers average 12.1 made 3-pointers per game this season, 0.8 more makes per game than the Nuggets give up.

TOP PERFORMERS: Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 15.9 points and 7.1 rebounds for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray is averaging 23 points and 6.9 assists over the last 10 games for Denver.

Jerami Grant is averaging 21.3 points for the Trail Blazers. Anfernee Simons is averaging 20.7 points and 5.1 assists over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 7-3, averaging 110.0 points, 45.1 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 5.2 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.0 points per game.

Trail Blazers: 5-5, averaging 114.0 points, 41.6 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.1 points.

INJURIES: Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (knee), Julian Strawther: out (knee), Nikola Jokic: out (back).

Trail Blazers: Moses Brown: out (wrist), Robert Williams III: out for season (knee), Shaedon Sharpe: out (abdominal).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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