Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/5/12
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Nicolas the Great Was Nicolas Batum going to play in Saturday night’s game? The answer was a resounding yes! Batum said he woke up not knowing whether he could play, but he ended up putting end one of the most impressive displays in the NBA so far this year. BOXSCORE | My POST GAME NOTESPortland 117, Denver 97 When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 4, 2012 Where: Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon Officials: #26 Pat Fraher, #14 Ed Malloy, #72 J.T. Orr Attendance: 20583 The Portland Trail Blazers moved to 11-1 at the Rose Garden with a 117-97 whooping of the Denver Nuggets. Love’  Em 1. Nicolas Batum You didn’t really think anyone else would be at the top of this list did you? Nicolas Batum knocked down nine three-pointers and scored 33 points in his first game back from a knee injury. Those nine three’s were the most anyone has made in the NBA this year. Batum scored 17 points in a period of less than nine minutes in the first quarter. The Nuggets tried to come back, but Batum really put ...
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