Nuggets defeat Trail Blazers, take 3-2 series lead

By Emre Asikci

ISTANBUL (AA) – The Denver Nuggets claimed a 147-140 win over the Portland Trail Blazers to take a 3-2 series lead in the NBA on Tuesday.

The Nuggets' Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr. performed a double-double at Denver's Ball Arena.

Jokic scored 38 points and 11 rebounds while Porter finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds.

Also, Monte Morris came off the bench to add 28 points in the victory.

For the losing side, Damian Lillard played with 55 points and 10 assists but the Blazers fell to Denver Nuggets in double overtime.

Robert Covington posted a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.


Western Conference:

(2) Phoenix Suns – (7) Los Angeles Lakers : 115 – 85 (Suns lead series 3-2)

(3) Denver Nuggets – (6) Portland Trail Blazers: 147 – 140 (Nuggets lead series 3-2)

Eastern Conference:

(2) Brooklyn Nets – (7) Boston Celtics: 123-109 (Nets lead series 4-1)

*First team home team