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Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) sets a screen against Denver Nuggets guard Austin Rivers as Rivers fouls Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) in the second quarter of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 24, 2021, in Denver.

Jokic scores 38, Nuggets beat Blazers 128-109 to even series

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) sets a screen against Denver Nuggets guard Austin Rivers as Rivers fouls Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) in the second quarter of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 24, 2021, in Denver.

May 24, 2021, 10:49pm Blazers

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 38 points to overcome a 3-point shooting barrage from Damian Lillard and the Denver Nuggets evened the first-round series by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 128-109 on Monday night in a chippy Game 2. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) passes the ball against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Denver.

Lillard leads 3-point barrage as Blazers beat Nuggets 123-109

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) passes the ball against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Denver.

May 22, 2021, 10:30pm Blazers

Damian Lillard scored 34 points and led Portland’s 3-point barrage that sparked the Trail Blazers’ 123-109 win over the Denver Nuggets in the opener of their first-round playoff series Saturday night. Read story

Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green (8) guards against Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 30, 2021, in New York.

Blazers’ Anthony prepares to face Denver in playoffs for first time

Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green (8) guards against Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 30, 2021, in New York.

May 22, 2021, 6:01am Blazers

Carmelo Anthony’s current team, the Portland Trail Blazers, faces the Denver Nuggets in a first-round best-of-seven series starting Saturday. Anthony said he hadn’t realized that he’d never faced the Nuggets in the postseason. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, center, passes the ball behind his back to guard CJ McCollum, left, as Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, May 16, 2021.

Blazers beat Nuggets 132-116, secure 6th seed for playoffs

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, center, passes the ball behind his back to guard CJ McCollum, left, as Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, May 16, 2021.

May 16, 2021, 8:48pm Blazers

PORTLAND — Damian Lillard had 22 points and 10 assists and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 132-116 in the regular-season finale Sunday night to secure their eighth straight playoff berth, the longest active streak in the NBA. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is pressured by Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) and forward Dario Saric, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Phoenix.

Blazers drop back into sixth seed after edged out by Suns 118-117

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is pressured by Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) and forward Dario Saric, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Phoenix.

May 13, 2021, 11:08pm Blazers

Devin Booker made two free throws with 2.4 seconds remaining to give the Phoenix Suns a 118-117 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, lays the ball up as Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic, right, watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Salt Lake City.

Blazers win fifth straight, beat Jazz 105-98

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, lays the ball up as Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic, right, watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Salt Lake City.

May 12, 2021, 10:24pm Blazers

Damian Lillard scored 30 points and CJ McCollum added 26 to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 105-98 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots in front of Houston Rockets forward Khyri Thomas during the second half on Monday in Portland.

Record quarter boosts Blazers to win over Rockets

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots in front of Houston Rockets forward Khyri Thomas during the second half on Monday in Portland.

May 10, 2021, 11:01pm Blazers

PORTLAND — Damian Lillard had 34 points and nine rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers raced to a 140-129 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, shoots as San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray, right, watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, May 8, 2021.

Lillard scores 30, Trail Blazers rout Spurs 124-102

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, shoots as San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray, right, watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, May 8, 2021.

May 8, 2021, 11:17pm Blazers

Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the San Antonio Spurs 124-102 on Saturday night, moving closer to an outright playoff spot. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, May 7, 2021.

Blazers get key tiebreaker with 106-101 win over Lakers

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, May 7, 2021.

May 7, 2021, 11:02pm Blazers

Damian Lillard had 38 points to lead Portland to a 106-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night that gave the Trail Blazers the tiebreaker over their Western Conference foe as the season winds to a close. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) defends against Cleveland Cavaliers' Isaac Okoro during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Cleveland.

Trail Blazers rout Cavaliers 141-105

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) defends against Cleveland Cavaliers' Isaac Okoro during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Cleveland.

May 5, 2021, 7:51pm Blazers

Damian Lillard had 32 points and nine assists and Enes Kanter had 18 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to their highest point total of the season and a 141-105 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Read story