Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Friday, 02/25/11 AT 07:30PM

Trail Blazers 107, Nuggets 106: Post-Game Notes

  1. Written by: caseyholdahl  / avg. rating: 5.0

    -- The Trail Blazers have now sold out 143 straight games at the Rose Garden (including regular season and playoffs), dating back to Dec. 21, 2007 … Portland is second in the NBA in average home attendance (20,476).

    -- Portland is now 5-1 with Denver in the last six meetings at the Rose Garden … The Trail Blazers were behind 96-91 with 18.9 seconds left but used 3-pointers by Rudy Fernandez and Brandon Roy to send the game into overtime (Gallinari went one-of-two from the line in between Portland’s 3-pointers) … With the win the Trail Blazers split the season series with Denver 2-2, both of their wins coming at the Rose Garden.

    -- Tonight was the second game in a row the Trail Blazers needed overtime to finish the game, the last time Portland was involved in consecutive overtime contests was in 1998, Feb. 1 vs. New York (94-98 W) and Feb. 4 vs. Denver (103-105 L).

    -- Trailing by seven points entering the fourth quarter, the Trail Blazers came back to win for an NBA best 13th time this season when trailing or tied after three quarters … With 32 points in the last quarter tonight, Portland has scored at least 30 points in the fourth quarter in five of its last seven games … Portland is now 7-4 when trailing entering the fourth quarter at home.

    -- Portland (33-25) holds a better record at the 58-game mark than it did last year (32-26) … The Trail Blazers have played four more road games (30) than after 58 games last year (26), when Portland went on to win 50 games and claim the sixth seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.

    -- LaMarcus Aldridge entered his 28th double-double of the season with 24 points and 14 rebounds … He is averaging 26.3 points (53.4 percent FG) and 10.0 rebounds since Dec. 15 … Aldridge also logged a season-high 51 minutes.

    -- Andre Miller had 18 points, a season-high nine rebounds, and nine assists, coming up one rebound and one assist shy of a triple-double … Miller had seven rebounds in the first quarter alone … He has registered at least seven assists in his last eight games … Miller tied a season-high 42 minutes.

    -- Portland shot a better percentage from the field (43.5-41.9), the foul line (81.0-80.0) and beyond the arc (43.5-28.6) than Denver … The Trail Blazers are now 25-1 when they shoot a better percentage than their opponent.

    -- Rudy Fernandez scored 18 points, adding six rebounds and five assists in his second start of the season, also logging a career-high 44 minutes.

    -- Brandon Roy netted 18 points, his highest total since Dec. 10 at Phoenix (26) … Roy hit a 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game and send it into overtime.

    -- Denver, entering the game as the highest scoring team in the NBA, was held to 39 points in the first half, two more than its season low … The Nuggets fell six points short of their first half total with 33 points in the third quarter.

    -- Wesley Matthews scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds while playing a career-high 50 minutes.

    -- Portland outrebounded the Nuggets 51-47, and registered a season-high 43 boards on the defensive end (34 twice, last Dec. 9 vs. Orlando).

    -- Danilo Gallinari scored 30 points, one off his career high, adding nine rebounds for the Nuggets … Gallinari had 12 of Denver’s 19 points in the first quarter … Gallinari went 15-of-17 from the foul line, his 15 made free throws also one short of a career-high.

    -- Portland has now scored at least 100 points in seven of its last eight games … The Trail Blazers, 8-3 this month, are averaging 100.8 points per game in February, more than any other month this season (minimum five games).

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