Portland stunned Denver; advanced to the Western Conference Finals


Not only did the Warriors win both previous series, they won eight of nine games played.

In a Game 6 win at Portland, Hood had 25 points.

Macesic took to Instagram and posted a few videos from the game to her story, and we captured them all in this video below.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know the Nuggets weren't even supposed to be in this position.

Eyebrows were raised Monday morning when a quote from Damian Lillard started circulating in which the Portland Trail Blazers star supposedly told a Denver Nuggets ball boy that the Warriors were "due" to be beaten in the playoffs. Murray also had a rough night from the field, scoring 17 points on 4-of-18 shooting (9-of-9 from the line).

The Blazers are headed to their first conference finals since 2000.

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"I got Nikola Jokic in there taking blame for the loss", Denver coach Michael Malone said moments after Game 7. To have that it takes everybody, not just the players. "So he put it right there for me and I just went and got it. Bron style, shout out to my guy Bron". It'll go down in history as one of the iconic moments for a franchise that has seen few of them in the almost two decades that have passed since they last competed for a chance to play their way into the (Larry O'Brien) trophy realm. "We went to him down the stretch and he made some big plays". "For him to be as emotional and upset as he was speaks to his caring".

The Nuggets had the youngest team in this year's postseason. "And I think when we come out on top in a game like this and a tough series like this, you see it in everybody's celebration".

If game 1-6 are any indication, for Denver to win, Jokic will need to hit his free throws and be a force on the offensive end of the court beyond passing the basketball.

Rodney Hood, who has been a revelation for Portland in the second round of the playoffs, was helped to the locker room after running into a screen in the third quarter on Sunday.

Portland: The Blazers didn't manage back-to-back buckets until McCollum hit two straight baskets to pull Portland to 39-26 ...

The Nuggets shot only 2-for-19 from 3-point range in Game 7, and Jokic was the only Nugget to make the two 3-pointers.