Portland Trail Blazers Advance To First Western Conference Finals Since 2000

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However, CJ McCollum stepped up for Portland as he scored 37 points, while also getting nine rebounds and an assist.

Entering this year's playoffs, there were already many talking heads - including myself if you would consider me one - angling for the Blazers to trade one of Lillard or McCollum should the team fall short of a deep playoff run. Denver has a bright future ahead, but this loss will sting. Game 1 of that series will be Tuesday night in Oakland, Calif.

Lillard said the Trail Blazers would need to improve defensively to have any chance against the two-time reigning National Basketball Association champions. Check out all of the big moments you missed below.

When the final whistle was called and the Western Conference semifinals were decided, there was an understandable deflated vibe at Pepsi Center.

The Nuggets will go into the offseason with the bitter taste of not being able to get to the Western Conference finals despite being up 3-2 with Game 7 on their home floor. Denver has the ball. Thompson erupted for 21 points for the Warriors in the first half to keep them in it with Curry going scoreless before Curry atoned for his poor showing with 33 points of his own in the second half including 23 in the fourth quarter.

CJ McCollum is holding it down for the Trail Blazers.

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The Denver Nuggets have been the better team in this series, as they've pretty much been in complete control of their victories and had several chances to win multiple of those four overtimes. "They learned fast, they picked up on what the playoffs were about early, and as a veteran in this locker room, I'm so proud of all the younger guys in here for the challenges that they went through and they fought through". What time is it? Rodney Hood was also key, putting up 24 points off the bench on 8 of 12 shooting. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. McCollum has put the team on his back, and we've got a close on heading into the fourth. On the one hand, initial medical evaluations revealed that he had suffered a hyperextended left knee and no structural or significant damage. The Blazers lead 96-95. This is probably what the Nuggets envisioned when they signed him to his multi-year extension last summer.

Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 13 rebounds and Jamal Murray scored 17 for the Nuggets.... Denver is now 61-34 on the season, 39-9 at home, 49-46 against the spread and 51-43-1 with the under.

Enes Kanter will always look to make a joke. The frontcourt depth could be a factor to watch down the stretch. They threw it on the block and was just a handful. It's been a balanced scoring attack, as four different Nuggets players have at least six points.

The Trail Blazers haven't been so fortunate in playoff series. Damian Lillard is 0-of-5 from the field.

Lillard has been averaging almost 30 points per game in these playoffs.

Nikola Jokic is already up to eight points and Gary Harris has chipped in seven.

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