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BBNBA: Western Conference Semifinals Game 7 edition


(Photo via Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

It came down to the very end, but the Portland Trail Blazers found a way to win over the Denver Nuggets, 100-96. It didn’t come easily – the Nuggets were up by 12 at the end of the first quarter, and extended that lead to 17 points in the second. But the Trail Blazers just wouldn’t go away, and a momentum-changing run at the end of the half brought the deficit back to single digits.

CJ McCollum was the star of the show for the Blazers, scoring a game-high 37 points while adding nine rebounds. Enes Kanter finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Remember, Kanter is currently fasting for Ramadan, which means he can’t eat or drink from sunrise to sunset. To get ready for the matchup, he woke up at 3:25 a.m. to get a meal in before game 7. He refrained from drinking any water, even during timeouts.

Denver’s Nikola Jokic closed out his sensational first postseason with 29 points and 13 rebounds, while Jamal Murray added 17 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Fellow Cats Skal Labissiere (Trail Blazers), Jarred Vanderbilt and Trey Lyles (Nuggets) did not enter the game.

After posting an emotional Mother’s Day message this morning, Kanter switched gears just in time for some trash talk following the end of the game.

The No. 3 Trail Blazers will now face the No. 1 Golden State Warriors in the conference finals. It’ll be Portland’s first trip to the conference finals since 2000.

Article written by Maggie Davis

5 responses to “BBNBA: Western Conference Semifinals Game 7 edition”

  1. Matt10

    Golden State sweep in the conference finals?

    1. nocode96

      Lifelong GS fan, I’m comfortable saying they will win it all, but Portland is really, really good. Doubt we can sweep them.

  2. mashburnfan1

    Forgot to put in the numbers for Murray he was 4-18 from the field. Picked a bad time to have a bad game. Lilliard was also very bad at 3-17 but his team picked him up, well CJ did, to at least get a win. Denver is young and should be back, and maybe more, next year.

  3. TPACAT

    Well, since they won’t allow comments on the Enes Kanter Mother’s Day post, I’ll comment here:

    Enes is 100% correct. Turkey used to be a secular nation until Erdogan shows up and it starts reverting to Muslim nation. And Obama sat in his ass instead of supporting the coup attempt by military officers who were trying to take their country back. Now we’re stuck with them being a NATO member while they cozy up to the Russians, who NATO was formed to defend its member nations from. Case in point, they are a partner in the F-35 Fifth Generation Stealth Fighter Program while at the same time purchasing the latest Russian Surface To Air Missile System which could allow the Russians to learn how to defeat it…

  4. runningunnin.454

    CJ McCollum, world famous ncaa tournament Dookie Devil slayer extraordinaire.