NBA: Portland 113, Denver 98

Nov. 2, 2013 at 12:17 AM
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DENVER, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Nicolas Batum made five of Portland's 14 3-pointers Friday in a long-range assault that brought the Trail Blazers a 113-98 win over Denver.

Portland won on Denver's home court for the first time in 10 tries while the Nuggets had their 23-game, regular-season home winning streak snapped. Denver went 38-3 at home last season.

The Trail Blazers built a 20-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, a cushion built primarily on their 3-point shooting. They went 14-of-22 from beyond the arc with Batum going 5-of-8. Wesley Matthews made all four of his tries from 3-point range and Damian Lillard went 3-of-4.

LaMarcus scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Portland. Batum and Matthews both had 21.

Denver was paced by Nate Robinson's 24 points.

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