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Blazers knock off Nuggets in Game 7; will face Warriors in West Finals

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Portland has shocked the world and will join the NBA’s final four

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland Trailblazers marched back from a double-digit halftime deficit in Denver to topple the #2 seeded Nuggets 100-96! Portland is headed to their first Western Conference finals trip since 2000, and they will be rewarded by facing the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

Portland made the upset happen on an day that the Blazers best player Damian Lillard couldn’t buy a shot. Fortunately for “Rip City”, his backcourt mate C.J. McCollum erupted for 37 points. Lillard only had 13 points but added 10 rebounds and 8 assists in a gritty effort.

Nikola Jokic, Denver’s best player, struggled from he field, scoring 29 points on 26 shots, and he added 13 rebounds.

The outcome of the game seemed to be going Denver’s way at halftime.

With homecourt advantage in Game 7 and the power of the high altitude, Denver still fell short, getting outscored by 13 points in the second half with their season on the line.

We’ll have more coverage for you on the upcoming Warriors vs Blazers matchup to decide the winner of the West.

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