Behind 37 points (11-18 FG), 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks from Nikola Jokic, the Denver Nuggets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers by a final score of 121-113 to take a 1-0 lead in this best-of-7 series. Jokic joins LeBron James and Julius Erving as the only players since 1973-74 to achieve those totals in a single NBA Playoffs game. Damian Lillard led all scorers with 39 points (12-21 FG, 4-12 3pt FG) to go with 6 assists for the Trail Blazers.
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