NBA Nuggets vs Blazers Game 4 Spread and Prediction

NBA Nuggets vs Blazers Game 4 Spread and Prediction

At some point during Friday's marathon Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic threw an elbow into Enes Kanter's injured left shoulder, to which Kanter took exception on social media after the game.

"I have no idea what happened in the first half, the second half or the first three overtimes", deadpanned Portland coach Terry Stotts after his Blazers had finally put away the Nuggets to seize a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Kanter, whose team now leads the series 2-1, said he aggravated his shoulder while scoring 18 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in the longest National Basketball Association playoff game since 1953.

His opposite number was equally unhappy after contrasting halves, with the Nuggets initially struggling to match Portland's physical approach, before raising their game after the interval.

The Denver Nuggets might not be as good of a group of shooters as they showed in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series with the Portland Trail Blazers, but they're certainly not as bad as they were in Game 2. That's when I said, 'He's making himself better, but at the same time he's making everybody else better around him.' He was passing the ball, really active on defense. Game 4 is Sunday. Forget about parsing offensive rebounds, turnovers, and 3-point shooting numbers.

Before being traded to the Blazers, Kanter declined to travel to play in a January London game with his New York Knicks teammates against the Washington Wizards for fear of arrest or assassination by Turkish agents.

"Rodney Hood a huge impact on the game, and they went to him", Malone said.

While the crowd was chanting "Kanter sucks" late in the fourth quarter of Game 2, one Nuggets fan allegedly yelled "Go back to Turkey, oh wait you can't!"

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McCollum played over 60 minutes and connected on 16 of 39 field goals as he went on a run in the fourth quarter and the beginning of the first overtime.

Jamal Murray had a playoff-high 34 points for the Nuggets.

"There were a couple of moments when I thought we had the game", Malone said.

The Portland Trail Blazers were down by two and needed a bucket.

Game 1 was just as close as many people expected, with the Denver Nuggets just about defending homecourt.

They will need to quickly put that loss behind them as they try to even the series and retake home-court advantage from the Blazers.

Harkless didn't return but Craig came back in the second half.

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