Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Date and Time: Wednesday, June 2,2021 6:30 AM IST Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO Prediction: Denver Nuggets Bookmaker: 1xbet
After a five-point loss last Thursday, the Portland Trail Blazers were back to their best at the weekend and evened up their series with the Denver Nuggets. Norman Powell had his best game of the series with 29 points while the Nuggets fell flat on offense.
This has been a volatile series with neither side playing consistently well. You can imagine the Denver Nuggets will come out firing on this one, though, after their embarrassment on Saturday.
They won their first game of the series in Denver when their backcourt pairing combined for 55 points. Lillard and CJ McCollum have been electric so far and could be the deciding ones as to whether the Portland Trail Blazers will advance or not. In the first three games, they averaged 59 together and have proved too much for the Denver Nuggets’ backcourt without Jamal Murray.
Game 4 was ugly from the Denver Nuggets and easily their worst performance yet in this series. Their second-highest scorer, Michael Porter Jr., meanwhile, was limited to just three points and five rebounds. With the series now heading back to Colorado, the Denver Nuggets are going to have to make some serious adjustments to take back the lead.
The series is arguably one of the trickiest to predict given the inconsistent nature of the matchups so far. The Portland Trail Blazers have a great opportunity to steal another game on the road on Tuesday night and will come into it buoyed by their performance at the weekend.
However, it is rare for Nikola Jokic to have a bad game. It is even rarer for him to have two in a row. We believe the Denver Nuggets star will be back at his best and that makes them a very different opponent. The Nuggets should win this one, though the Portland Trail Blazers will run it close again, similar to game three.