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14 May 2020, 05:34

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Western Conference has six teams with at least 13 wins and the Portland Trail Blazers are one of them. The Blazers are one of the hottest teams in the entire league and will make a trip to Denver Tuesday to face the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Portland had a season-best nine-game winning streak stopped with Fridays 112-99 loss to the league-leading Memphis Grizzlies. Portland got back on track two days later with a 107-93 triumph versus the Minnesota Timberwolves and LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with 26 points and 15 rebounds. Aldridge leads the Blazers in points (21.4) and rebounds (9.6), and has registered four double-doubles in the past five games. Wesley Matthews scored 23 points versus the Timberwolves and Damian Lillard chipped in 17 to go with eight assists for Portland, which allowed 32 points in the fourth quarter and fended off what could have been a Minnesota rally. It was a struggle for most of the night just kind of getting into a rhythm, said Portland coach Terry Stotts, who reached 100 wins with the team. When we were able to get some stops in the second and third quarter, that was important for us. Thats when were at our best, when we get some stops. Im disappointed that they scored 32 in the fourth quarter. I would have liked to have a better defensive fourth quarter. ... But its hard to be too disappointed with a win. The Trail Blazers outrebounded Minnesota, 54-43, and have finished with more boards than their opponents in four of the last five games. Lillard scored 13 points in the fourth quarter and Matthews made six 3-pointers for a third consecutive game, a team record. The Trail Blazers are 4-0 against Northwest opponents and 11-1 when scoring 100 or more points. They are seventh with 104.2 ppg and seventh in opponents scoring (96.2). Portland, which is 4-2 on the road, will host Indiana Thursday before heading east for five straight against New York, Detroit, Minnesota, Chicago and Indiana. Denver squeezed past the Utah Jazz, 103-101, Monday night in Salt Lake City and struggled in the second half. The Jazz had a 58-41 advantage over the last two quarters, but the Nuggets used a 36-20 difference in the second to get the win. Ty Lawson and Wilson Chandler were two of seven players to score in double digits and finished with 15 points apiece. Lawson handed out 12 assists, while Arron Afflalo scored 14 points before being ejected with 5:55 to play for a hard foul on Alec Burks. A flagrant foul type 2 is an immediate ejection. Either way, the Nuggets held on for the win, their eighth in 10 games. It feels good to be on the winning side of things, Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said. A close game in a hostile environment, and we had to make the plays we needed to win the game and we were able to do it and have a positive experience behind that, so well take it. Denver may be fourth in scoring with 105.4 ppg, but is 26th in opponents scoring at 105.2 ppg. That could mean trouble with the Blazers coming into the Rocky Mountains with Aldridge, Lillard and the hot-shooting Matthews. The Nuggets, who are 5-3 at home, will start a three-game trip east on Friday against Washington, Atlanta and Toronto. Nuggets center JaVale McGee has missed the last four games with a leg injury and is questionable Tuesday. Portland is already 2-0 against Denver this season and has won six straight and 10 of the past 14 games between division rivals. The Blazers have won three straight at Denver, but are only 5-24 in the previous 29 matchups as the guest in this series. https://www.denverfootballshop.com/80-Jersey .m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Colts by 5RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cincinnati 8-8, Indianapolis 11-5SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 18-10LAST MEETING — Colts beat Bengals 27-0, Oct. https://www.denverfootballshop.com/57-Jersey . In the calls, Hernandez discussed the murder of Odin Lloyd, including his "belief about his criminal liability" and the "extent of his control over persons charged as accessories," according to the request filed Thursday in Fall River Superior Court. https://www.denverfootballshop.com/53-Jersey. He could have transferred when academic sanctions barred the Huskies from the NCAA tournament his junior season. https://www.denverfootballshop.com/43-Jersey . "Im going to send Webbie a six-pack (of beer) tonight," she said. Webb wasnt sure that would help. "Ill probably drink one and go to sleep," the Australian veteran said. The two players set up a Sunday showdown between former HSBC champions after finishing off their third rounds with identical birdies over three of the last five holes Saturday to separate themselves slightly from the rest of the crowded leaderboard. https://www.denverfootballshop.com/14-Jersey . Sources tell TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun the international tournament will likely return in September 2016 rather than 2015.CARSON, Calif. -- Former U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra will retire at the conclusion of Chivas USAs season, ending the stalwart defenders 15-year pro soccer career. The 35-year-old Bocanegra announced his decision Thursday. Last-place Chivas USAs regular season ends Oct. 26. "Im still hungry for the game, and I want to play, but unfortunately you cant play forever," Bocanegra said. "I was thinking about this in the off-season, and it took me about six months to come to a final decision. The timing is right for me. Ive known for a little while now in my mind and in my heart. Im happy with it, and Im looking forward to the new challenges." Bocanegra played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, and he scored a record 14 goals as a U.S. defender. He has made 110 appearances for the national team, becoming the 12th U.S. player with at least 100 caps. "Carlos is one of the finest defenders that the United States has ever produced," said Bruce Arena, the former U.S. coach. "He is a tremendous competitor, a great leader and the type of person you always wanted on your team." He was the American captain for 64 matches beginning in 2007, providing steady leadership along with his usual solid defensive play as the U.S. team grew in stature over the past decade. The Los Angeles-area native also played in four CONCACAF Gold Cups and won two championshhips, captaining the victorious 2007 team.dddddddddddd Only Landon Donovan, Cobi Jones, Jeff Agoos and Marcelo Balboa have played more minutes in a U.S. uniform than Bocanegra. The Americans won 34 games with Bocanegra as their captain. "Carlos has been an outstanding ambassador for U.S. Soccer," said Sunil Gulati, the president of U.S. Soccer. "As a player, a captain and a leader, he has epitomized the best of what it means to be a member of the national team throughout his career. We are all extremely proud of everything he has accomplished, and look forward to working with him in continuing to help grow the sport in the country." The UCLA product began his pro career with the Chicago Fire in 2000, earning the MLS Defender of the Year award twice. He spent four years with Fulham before moving to France with Rennes and Saint-Etienne. After stints in Scotland with Rangers and in Spain with Racing Santander, he returned home to Chivas USA in July 2013. Bocanegra will join U.S. career scoring leader Donovan in retiring after the MLS season. U.S. goalie Tim Howard is taking a sabbatical from international play until September 2015. The U.S. teams final scheduled home match of 2014 is Oct. 14 against Honduras in Boca Raton, Florida. Donovan is scheduled to play his final match for the Americans on Oct. 10 in East Hartford, Connecticut, against Ecuador. ' ' '
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