Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers star in an interesting duel in the first round of the NBA playoffs, in this case of the Western Conference. The Nuggets they start as favorites before Portland, after being dumped last season in the finals of the Western Conference vs. Los Angeles Lakers, for a total of 4-1
In the regular phase they have shown themselves as the third best team in the Western Conference with a record of 47 wins by 25 losses, matched with Los Angeles Clippers. Nikola Jokic has returned to be their franchise player, although they will not be able to count on Jamal murray, his star point guard, for the remainder of the season, due to a major knee injury.
Equality this season is maximum, since the vast majority of teams have suffered many injuries and quite a few players have gone through it. coronavirus, which makes these playoffs feel very balanced. Denver nuggets part as favorite before Portland Trail Blazers, which has carried out a great final of the regular phase.
Damian Lillard has shown himself as the great leader of the Blazers, who with a great season finished in sixth position, with a record of 42 games won by 30 lost, they finished tied Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers, which shows the great equality that exists.
Last season so much Denver nuggets What Portland Trail Blazers made the playoffs, but fell to Los angeles lakers in the bubble of Orlando. Blazers fell in the first half and Nuggets in the late Western Conference.
The inner game of Nikola Jokic is essential for Nuggets, where the base Facundo Campazzo (from Real Madrid) contributes quality minutes in the second unit.
Carmelo anthony does the same in Portland, which will also have the unfavorable field factor. The first match is played in the Pepsi Center, since last season it was not possible to play with the public due to the coronavirus pandemic and was played in the Orlando bubble.
Denver Nuggets – Portland Trail Blazers Series Game Schedule
Match 1, early morning from Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 May, at 4.30 am
Match 2, early morning from Monday 24 to Tuesday in May, at 4:00 a.m.
Match 3, early morning from Thursday 27 to Friday 28 to Saturday 29 May, at 4.30 am
Match 4, Saturday May 29, at 10:00 p.m.
Match 5, if necessary
Where to watch the Denver Nuggets – Portland Trail Blazers series games?
The games of the series can be seen through the dials Movistar Sports (53) and GO (8), platform Movistar Plus. You can follow all the information about the NBA series and playoffs by Mundo Deportivo website.