Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers
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The Portland Trail Blazers came back from a double-digit deficit and defeated the Denver Nuggets on the road (96-100) to win the series (4-3).

The hosts led by as many as 17 points in the first half, yet the visitors reacted and turned things around. Portland outscored Denver 48-61 in the second half and earned the victory in Game 7.

C.J McCollum led the winners with a game-high 37 points, making some big shots in the fourth quarter to seal the deal. Damian Lillard came very close to the triple-double (13 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists).

Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 13 boards for the losing squad, with Jamal Murray and Gary Harris posting 17 and 15 points, respectively.

Portland qualified for the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2000 and will face the two-time defending champions, the Golden State Warriors. Game 1 will be played in Oakland on Tuesday (14/05).