In the main basketball League in the world continues with the second round of the playoffs.
“Denver” after strong start of the series with the “Portland” failed in the second match and lost the home field advantage. The nuggets had one of the worst games of the season in attack, having less than 35% shots from game, including 6 of 29 three-pointers (20.7 percent). Even 23 rebounds in a foreign shield did not save the hosts from the first defeat in the series.
The key to the match was the second quarter – Portland to the break and organized a 15-point advantage, and in the second half of the match is not allowed “Denver” back in the game. Only in the last minute of the match for the nuggets appeared slim chance of a comeback, but jokić when “-5” is not
converted a three-point shot.
To register an important away victory “Portland” did not prevent dull game Damien Lillard is the leader of the “Blazers” in 38 minutes, scored 14 points and converted 5 of 17 shots from the game.
The third match of the semifinals of the West will be played may 4 at the site of Portland.
Denver – Portland 90:97 (23:28, 12:22, 29:28, 26:19)
D: jokić (16+14 rebounds+7 assists), Murray (15+7 rebounds), Millsap (14+11 rebounds).
P: Maccalum (20+6 rebounds+6 assists), hood (15), Kanter (15+9 rebounds).
The account in a series – 1:1.