Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets. (Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports).
Lou Williams recommendations to Trae Young before Game 1 dagger was perfectly-timed by Alicia de Artola.
The Portland Trail Blazers are seeking to take a 2-0 first-round series lead over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
The Portland Trail Blazers prevented the play-in round and clinched the sixth-seed in the Western Conference with a win over the Denver Nuggets in the regular-season ending. As an outcome, Portland protected a first-round series with Denver. Video game 1 went the Trail Blazers way, as they won 123-109 win over the Nuggets.
Damian Lillard blazed a trail for the Blazers, as he scored 34 points (10-for-25 from field, 5-for-12 from three-point line, 9-for-9 on free tosses) and dished out 13 assists in 40 minutes of playing time. Portland likewise got some assistance off the bench from Carmelo Anthony, who recorded 18 points (6-for-12 from field) in his playoff return to Denver.
The Nuggets did receive some strong performances from NBA MVP finalist Nikola Jokic (34 points, 16 rebounds) and Michael Porter Jr. (25 points, 9 rebounds). They did not do enough to keep the video game close against Portland.
NBA Playoffs: How to enjoy Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets Game 2 on reddit.
The Trail Blazers and Nuggets tipoff at 10:00 p.m. ET, live from the Ball Arena in Denver, CO. The game will be relayed nationally on TNT, which implies it will not be available for streaming on Fubo TV. However, the game can be discovered on other streaming services, along with on the NBA streams subreddit community.