Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets in NBA preseason: Game preview – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com
Trail Blazers (2-2) at Denver Nuggets (2-4)
6 p.m. Tuesday at Coors Event Center in Boulder, Co.
No local TV; radio on KPOJ (620)
|3||Ty Lawson||5-11||PG||7.4 ppg, 6.0 apg|
|10||Arron Afflalo||6-4||SG||9.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg|
|8||Danilo Gallinari||6-10||SF||11.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg|
|35||Kenneth Faried||6-8||PF||12.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg|
|25||Timofey Mozgov||7-1||C||13.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg|
|0||Damian Lillard||6-3||PG||10.0 ppg, 1.0 apg|
|2||Wesley Matthews||6-5||SG||13.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg|
|88||Nicolas Batum||6-8||SF||8.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.5 apg|
|12||LaMarcus Aldridge||6-11||PF||14.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg|
|42||Robin Lopez||7-0||C||7.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg|
About the Blazers: The Blazers open a three-game preseason trip tonight against the Nuggets. … Portland evened its preseason record with a 121-74 victory over Maccabi Haifa on Friday. Seventeen Blazers played and all of them scored in the lopsided win. … Backup big man Chris Kaman is averaging 10.5 points and 8.0 rebounds, while shooting 63 percent from the field (19 for 30), in 18.3 minutes per game during the preseason. … The Blazers are 80 of 92 from the free throw line in the preseason. In their last game against Maccabi Haifa, they made 20 of 22 free throw attempts. … Matthews has made 11 of 17 three-pointers over the last three games. … The Blazers’ bench is averaging 51 points a game during the preseason. In Friday’s win, the bench outscored Maccabi Haifa 67-24.
About the Nuggets: Denver defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 104-93 on Saturday night to improve to 2-4 in the exhibition season. … During the game, which was played in Las Vegas, the Nuggets held the Clippers to 37 percent shooting, including 24 percent from three-point range, and turned 19 Los Angeles turnovers into 23 points. … Faried finished with 19 points and seven rebounds and Randy Foye added 14 points, five assists and four rebounds. … This is Denver’s second-to-last preseason game.
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