NBA Playoffs -- Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Pick and Prediction

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NBA Playoffs -- Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets

Play Time: Thursday,Jun 3 2021 20:00

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NBA Playoffs -- Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Pick and Prediction

 

The Denver Nuggets reclaimed the advantage in the first round of their NBA playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers, and now lead 3-2. They overcame what was Damian Lillard’s highest ever playoff return of 55 points along with 10 assists and won the game in the second overtime.

 

 

NBA Playoffs -- Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Pick and Prediction

 

Portland Trail Blazers

 In Wednesday’s loss, Portland trailed by as many as 22 points in the first half. The Trail Blazers knocked down 21-for-48 from beyond the arc and shot 46 percent overall.The Portland Trail Blazers will have home court advantage in game 5 and are perfectly capable of staging a comeback. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 120.4 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 119.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 41.2 percent from beyond the arc and 84.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

 

 

NBA Playoffs -- Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Pick and Prediction

 

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets were able to overcome the Portland Trail Blazers after some impressive individual performances of their own.The third-seeded Nuggets outrebounded the Trail Blazers by a 52-45 margin and connected on 20-for-44 from long distance. They bounced back from a bad loss in game 4, with Nikola Jokic running the offense until the very end. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 119.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 120.4 points on 47 percent shooting. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 41.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.

 

Prediction

So far, both teams look capable of producing a victory in game 6. The Portland Trail Blazers carried . The Denver Nuggets were impressive but will be against the Trail Blazers on their home court. Hence, the Portland Trail Blazers have a slight advantage in game 6 with the lead by their top player Lillard.

 

 

Ben's Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -5

 

 

 

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