2020/2021 NBA Playoffs and especially this series are going to be fascinating as Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets will play at Ball Arena, in Denver. Two very evenly matched teams will face off against each other in the first round and this should be a very close and exciting series for sure. To have more insights on this NBA Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets match, please check out the preview below.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers (42-30) have finished the regular season in the 6th spot and won’t have the home-court advantage in Playoffs. Despite that, Trail Blazers is a very dangerous team to play against as they have everything: superstar, defensive capabilities, deep roster, offensive firepower and great coaching staff. This year Trail Blazers have a healthy Jusuf Nurkic, who is one of the best bigs in the game today and they also added Robert Covington in PF position this year as well, which is a huge upgrade for the team. Portland won’t go away without a fight and there would be no surprise to see them not only passing through Nuggets, but reaching the Western finals as well.
Denver Nuggets (47-25) have finished in 2nd spot and had a seemingly better record compared to their opponents, but not everything is as it seems. Even though Nuggets are ranked better, their second-best player Jamal Murray won’t participate in this year’s playoffs due to injury and that’s a huge loss for this Nuggets team as Murray was spectacular in the bubble last year. Despite the loss of Murray, Nuggets have proved that they can play without him with Jokič leading the team, but the worst thing is that Trail Blazers is one of few teams who have a match for Jokič and he won’t be able to dominate as hard as he would’ve otherwise against any other team.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets H2H
Denver Nuggets have won 2 out of the last 3 games these two teams played against each other.