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Wesley Matthews scored 14 of his 19 points during the second quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 97-80 Wednesday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 14 points to help the Trail Blazers win in their home preseason debut. Matthews and Aldridge each hit 7 of 12 shots from the floor.
Victor Claver hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points for Portland. Blazers guard Coby Karl scored 11 points in 21 minutes. Karl is the son of Denver coach George Karl.
Kenneth Faried had 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Andre Miller, Evan Fournier and Jordan Hamilton scored nine points each for Denver.
The Nuggets struggled from 3-point range, hitting 2 of 20 shots from behind the arc.
Portland started sluggishly, and Faried scored eight points early in the first quarter to give Denver a 19-14 lead. Sparked by Karl's four-point play, the Blazers finished the opening quarter with a 10-0 run to take a 26-23 lead.
Matthews fueled Portland's second-quarter surge, as he hi...
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Portland Trail Blazers rookie center Meyers Leonard demonstrated in preseason action against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday that he’s got some mad hops. Drafted with the 11th overall pick, the former University of Illinois big man went up high, came down hard (that’s why they call it the “high hard one” as veteran NBA announcer [...]
LaMarcus Aldridge is getting a fresh start with his old team.
No, Aldridge never left the Trail Blazers, but this season is decidedly different for the All-Star forward.
The Blazers finished last season 28-38 and out of the playoffs for the first time in four years. They dismissed head coach Nate McMillan and let go of some of their more veteran players, choosing to build around...
Look for the dunk of the night from last night's NBA preseason action?Check out this alley-oop dunk thrown down by Portland Trail Blazers rookie Meyers Leonard against the Denver Nuggets:
As the National Basketball Association approaches the regular season good news comes about one of the former UNC Basketball players. It seems, according to HoopsWorld, that the Denver Nuggets and their starting point guard Ty Lawson (@TyLawson3 on twitter) are close to an extension. For the fourth year pro floor general, who was the 18th overall pick by the Minnesota Timber Wolves...
Last night, Portland Trail Blazers rookie Meyers Leonard threw down one monster dunk against the Denver Nuggets. Coby Karl drove into the lane to go up for a layup and when three Nugget defenders converged he lofted the ball into the air. Next thing you know Leonard goes up high and throws down the pass with one hand. Nice moves for the eleventh pick in the draft, could a NBA...
Remembering the good.
The 2011-12 season was one of the more forgettable years in recent memory for fans of the Portland Trail Blazers, but even the most bleak situations have a few fond memories when it comes to NBA basketball.
Heading into 2013, let’s reflect on what kept us smiling last year as we approach a new season with so much promise ahead.
February 4, 2012—Niolas Batum...
Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson introduced his latest trinket on Instagram. A Hookah for the house. I’m sure trainers hate it but hookah is all the rage in the NBA right now. I know several teams’ players have frequented some of the lounges in Hollywood when they’ve come to take on the Lakers [...]
Its hard to justify getting overly excited about the draft, summer league or preseason.
But if you let yourself, even for moment, then you might get excited about the Portland Trail Blazers. They have, after all, seemed to have discovered a dynamic young player -- a point guard with pizzazz and a penchant for putting up points.
So, go ahead. Allow yourself to believe in Damian...
#8 - Denver Nuggets2011/12 Record: 38-28, lost Western Conference First Round2012/13 Projected Record: 50-32, playoffs
Key Additions:Andre Iguodala - Shooting GuardAnthony Randolph - Power ForwardKey Departures:Arron Afflalo - Shooting GuardAl Harrington - Power ForwardRudy Fernandez - Shooting GuardDepth Chart:Point Guard: Ty Lawson, Andre MillerShooting Guard:...
Ty Lawson has been reportedly offered a four-year, $44 million extension by the Nuggets.