CJ McCollum Tweets About Defense After Beating The Nuggets In Game 7

May JohnsonMay 14, 2019

They'll open Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) at Golden State against the two-time defending National Basketball Association champion Warriors in a series pitting Portland's Seth Curry against his big brother, Golden State star Steph Curry.

DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Trail Blazers: Averaging 112.2 points, 45.9 rebounds, 18.5 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field.

Denver was unable to close out the series in Portland on Thursday night, suffering its worst loss of the series, 119-108.

The Nuggets finished last in the Northwest Division last season despite a 46-36 record, while the Blazers finished first at 49-33.

Denver has been to the conference finals three times in the history of its franchise. Jokic has averaged 27 points and collected 13.4 rebounds while shooting 51.9 percent over the last 10 games for Denver.

With under five minutes to play, the Blazers were clinging to a four-point lead when Nikola Jokic secured a rebound and tossed a ideal outlet pass to Jamal Murray. Per usual, it's a balanced scoring attack for the Nuggets with Jamal Murray's nine points, eight points from Paul Millsap and seven points from Gary Harris.

Kyrie mired in career worst 3-game playoff slump
I try to utilize their aggression against them and still put my teammates in great position while still being aggressive. Irving was asked, as he walked off the court and down that hallway, what was going through his mind.

"They scored a lot of offensive rebounds and we missed a lot of free throws".

According to oddsmakers, the Nuggets are the favorite at home today, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Blazers.

After the game, McCollum gave his own "330" shout-out to James, while saying that his block reminded him of James's rejection of Andre Iguodala during Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals.

Watch the Nuggets take on the Trail Blazers on ABC/Denver7 starting at 1:30 p.m.

The Nuggets, despite having the youngest roster in the playoffs, have more Game 7 experience than the Blazers.

It was a scary scene, as Hood ran into a screen by Torrey Craig and after taking a few steps immediately grabbed his leg and went to the ground, as Def Pen Hoops showed. Additionally, he simply could not find his shooters like we're used to, finishing with just two assists. If those two are clicking the way I think they will in a game this big, I'm not sure the Nuggets will be able to counter.

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