Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum both need to show up to make this series competitive, but they were both cold in Game 1.
McCollum gave the legend a shoutout after the win over the Nuggets, when he said he channeled James to reject a shot by Jamal Murray.
The Nuggets leveled their second-round playoff series, but Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers remain optimistic.
The Denver Nuggets levelled up their second-round playoff series, but Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers remain optimistic.
The Portland Trail Blazers bounced back from their loss in the opening game to tie the second-round playoff series at 1-1 midweek.
Portland levelled the Western Conference semi-final series thanks to Wednesday's 97-90 victory over Denver.
The Trail Blazers entered halftime with a 15-point lead and held off a Denver run in the fourth quarter en route to a 97-90 win.
Portland pulled out a 97-90 victory over the Nuggets on Wednesday at the Pepsi Center.
The Denver Nuggets had to work hard to clear their first hurdle - next up they face Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.
The matchup between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers should be an interesting Western Conference semifinal series.