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Portland pummels Denver in Game 4, 115-95

Portland Trail Blazers forward Norman Powell, left, celebrates with center Jusuf Nurkic, right,...
Portland Trail Blazers forward Norman Powell, left, celebrates with center Jusuf Nurkic, right, during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets in Portland, Ore., Saturday, May 29, 2021. The Blazers won 1115-95. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)(Steve Dykes | AP)
Published: May. 29, 2021 at 6:21 PM MDT|Updated: May. 30, 2021 at 11:04 AM MDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Norman Powell matched his career playoff high with 29 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 115-95 on Saturday in Game 4 to even the first-round series.

Powell made four 3-pointers and was 11 of 15 from the floor, and CJ McCollum added 21 points for the sixth-seeded Trail Blazers. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Denver. Nikola Jokic finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for third-seeded Denver before sitting out the final quarter.

Portland star Damian Lillard was 1 for 10 from the field but finished with 10 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds.

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