Trail Blazers defeat Denver Nuggets to Western Conference Finals
The Trail Blazers challenged the Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals. In the middle of the first quarter, a wave of 11-4 spurts was played. Lillard lost all five shots in the first quarter and the Nuggets led 29-17 in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Nuggets continued to expand their lead, and Barton continued to attack the basket, allowing the Nuggets to extend their lead to 17 points. After the Blazers woke up in a dream, after adjusting the lineup, they fought hard under the leadership of McCollum. In the first half, the points difference was reduced to 10 points.
In the third quarter, McCollum still played well and frequently used his own CIC to fight the Nuggets. At the end of the third quarter, the Trail Blazers had already scored only one point. In the final game, McCollum maintained a good feel, and Evan Turner also scored 10 points and 3 rebounds. The full-powered McCollum was unstoppable, hitting a goal that almost killed the game with 12.4 seconds left in the game, and Jokic missed the key free throw. In the end, the Trail Blazers staged a 17-point reversal, with a 100-96 victory over the Nuggets, and a total score of 4-3 to advance to the Western Conference Finals. This is also the pioneer who has made another Western Conference final since 2000. The first round of the Western Conference finals will be held at the Warriors home.
In this game, the Trail Blazers' McCollum scored 37 points and 9 rebounds. Lillard scored 13 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals in only 3 of 17 shots. Kanter scored 12 points and 13 rebounds, Turner 14 points and 7 rebounds, 1 cover, Collins 7 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks, Hood got 6 points and 3 rebounds. In the Nuggets, Jokic scored 29 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 blocks, Murray 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, Harris 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists, Millsap 10 points and 7 rebounds, Clegg 8 points 8 With rebounds, Barton has 8 points and 3 rebounds.