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Trail Blazers Down Denver 125-115 - Match Report

Damian Lillard scored 45 points and added 12 assists for a double-double, leading Portland over Denver, 125-115, on Thursday at Visa Athletic Center.

Bettors who backed the Trail Blazers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -4.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 228.5.

Gary Trent Jr. had 27 points for Portland and Jusuf Nurkic chipped in with 22 points. Damian Lillard had 12 assists for the Trail Blazers, while Zach Collins was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Denver got 27 points from Michael Porter Jr. in a losing cause and another 18 points from Jerami Grant. Nikola Jokic contributed 13 assists for the Nuggets, while Michael Porter Jr. had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Portland were victorious, as the score was 62-49 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Denver as they grabbed 44 boards, while Portland only had 39

Portland heads into a battle against the Clippers. Denver, meanwhile, will have their next action against Utah.