Trails Blazers eye chance for road sweep vs Nuggets

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FILE – Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers brings the ball down the court against Monte Morris #11 of the Denver Nuggets in the fourth quarter during Game One of their Western Conference first-round playoff series at Ball Arena on May 22, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

The Denver Nuggets stressed defending the 3-point line leading up to Game 1 of their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, but the emphasis didn’t matter.

Portland scorched the Nuggets from behind the arc in a 123-109 win on Saturday night, and now the Trail Blazers will have a chance to sweep the first two games on the road when the teams meet for Game 2 on Monday night in Denver.

Portland has a good chance for the win if it keeps shooting well from long range. The Trail Blazers hit 19 of 40 shots from…

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