Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
PORTLAND, Ore. -- On a night when the Denver Nuggets took down Portland's short-lived NBA record for 3-point futility, the Trail Blazers survived. The Nuggets went 0-for-22 from beyond the 3-point arc, shattering the mark the Blazers set 10 days earlier when they finished 0-for-20 in a win over Toronto. Even so, Denver pushed Portland to the wire before falling 101-93 Thursday at the Rose Garden. Nicolas Batum scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and Portland (12-12) held off a Denver rally to record its fourth straight win, all in the midst of a six-game homestand. The Blazers prevailed despite shooting 35.9 percent from the field and losing the battle in rebounds (59-50), points in the paint (74-28) and fast-break points (31-7). "Weird. Ugly," Batum said, offering a description of the game. "We got the job done, but it was ... interesting tonight." "Sometimes you throw the stats out," Portland coach Terry Stotts said. &quo...
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