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Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Recap - Nuggets Win 114-99

Portland was victimized for 20 points and 11 rebounds by Nikola Jokic as the Nuggets defeated the Trail Blazers 114-99 in NBA action on Thursday.

Bettors who backed the Nuggets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -7.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 216.0.

Jerami Grant had 20 points for Denver and Gary Harris chipped in with 15 points. Monte Morris had 7 assists for the Nuggets, while Nikola Jokic was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Portland got 33 points from Hassan Whiteside in a losing cause and another 20 points from Carmelo Anthony. Damian Lillard contributed 11 assists for the Trail Blazers, while Hassan Whiteside had 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Denver were victorious, as the score was 62-53 at the break.

Denver had a 48-35 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Next game, Denver takes its act home to face Oklahoma City looking for another win. For Portland, they head on the road to face Phoenix.