NBA Playoffs: The Denver Nuggets lead 3-2 heading into game 6 against the Portland Trail Blazers tonight.
Can the Denver Nuggets finish the series in game 6 tonight?
Tonight the Denver Nuggets have a chance to win the Western Semifinals. They will face the Trail Blazers for game 6 with a 3-2 lead heading in. They have just won the last 2 in a row, one of which was played on their home court and the other in Portland. Obviously the Nuggets had a great season in order to make the playoffs, but this is when it really matters. Leading the team in scoring in the playoffs is Nikola Jokic who is averaging 24.5 points per game. He is also leading in rebounds with an average of 13.1 and assists with 9 per game. Following closely is Jamal Murray with 21.4 points. The last time they were in the playoffs was back in 2013when they lost in the first round to the Warriors.
Defending their home court tonight are the Portland Trail Blazers. Although they are trailing in the series, they are the favorites to win at home. The Trail Blazers did make the playoffs last season but they took a hard fall in the first round against the Pelicans losing 4-0. In fact the Trail Blazers have made the playoffs for the last 6 consecutive seasons. Damian Lillard is doing pretty well in the post season with an average of 29.6 points and 5.9 rebounds along with 2 steals per game. Enes Kanter is making 10 rebounds while helping the team through. It would be impossible to not recognize the value of CJ McCollum as he contributes 24 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.7 assist to the stats.
Who takes home the win in Game 6 tonight?
Currently the favorites to win tonight are the Portland Trail Blazers -3.5 points. The total point for both teams combined is over/under 215.5 points. The betting is close as 51% of the action is on the Portland Trail Blazers to cover the spread and win the game. 66% of the action on the combined total is on the score to go OVER 215.5 points.
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