On January 14, Beijing time, the NBA regular season continued, and the Nuggets played at home against the Blazers. After the game, the Nuggets beat the Blazers 140-108.
In terms of data, the Nuggets: Jokic 20 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists, Barton 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists, Aaron Gordon 5 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, Jeff Green 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, Campazzo 18 points and 12 assists.
Trail Blazers: Nurkic 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, Little 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists, McLemore 18 points, 1 rebound and 4 assists, Dennis Smith 17 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists.
The specific score of the four quarters (Nuggets first): 41-28, 31-27, 29-25, 39-28.
In this game, many of the main players of the Trail Blazers were unable to play. Lillard (abdomen), CJ (ribs), Nance Jr. (knee), etc. were all absent due to injuries. Powell was unable to play due to triggering health and safety protocols. Simmons Jr. He is absent for personal reasons; except for Murray and Porter Jr. who have been absent for a long time, the rest of the Nuggets can basically play.
As soon as the first quarter came up, the trailblazers with an uneven lineup broke out with good combat effectiveness. Although there was some gap in strength, everyone was very positive. Little came up and hit three points in a row, and then completed a steal, counterattack and dunk, and then worked hard. Erkic hit a hook, and the Blazers made a strong 10-7 start.
However, as the game progressed, the Blazers’ defensive problems gradually emerged. Although Nurkic did not lose to Jokic in physical confrontation, the problem of excessive habitual fouls was still obvious. Kic slowly opened up the offensive touch for the shaft. When the Blazers were on the court, they could rely on their enthusiasm to play back and forth. When they came off the bench, they couldn’t resist the Nuggets’ attack. They fell behind 28-41 in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Campazzo helped the Nuggets sort out their offense after coming on stage. First, he helped Jeff Green to complete a dunk, and then he broke through to the bottom corner and hit a three-pointer, helping the Nuggets continue to expand their lead. However, the Blazers’ players broke out with amazing combat effectiveness in the face of adversity. Smith and McLemore made consecutive shots and clenched the score.
Although the Blazers were active enough, the helpless strength gap was really obvious. Campazzo blew the horn with a steal and counterattack, and the Nuggets played a small climax of 11-2, widening the difference to 20 points in one fell swoop, although at the end of the first half Relying on Nurkic’s storm, the Blazers widened the point difference, but the overall situation was firmly in the hands of the Nuggets, leading 72-55 at halftime.
After changing sides and fighting again, the offensive efficiency of both sides began to decline. Only Covington hit a three-pointer in the first three minutes. However, the Nuggets, who held a huge advantage, were not in a hurry, while the Blazers began to make frequent mistakes. The Nuggets also took the opportunity to instigate a counterattack, continuously used the opponent’s mistakes to score points, and once again played a shock wave of 11-0, the score difference came close to 30 Although the Blazers organized a counterattack again at the end of the quarter, it was difficult to have an impact on the overall situation, and the game basically lost the suspense.
At the end of the quarter, the Nuggets removed their main force early, and after coming off the bench, they hit three-pointers in a row and scored 9-0 again, and the score continued to be expanded. Seeing that the situation was over, the Blazers called a timeout to replace the starter, and the game entered garbage time. In the end, the Nuggets beat the Blazers 140-108.
Nuggets starting: Nikola Jokic, Will Barton, Aaron Gordon, Monte Morris, Jeff Green.
Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic, Nassir Little, Ben McLemore, Robert Covington, Dennis Smith.
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