December 20, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brandon Roy had 41 points while wearing a thin brace to protect his sore left shoulder and Steve Blake added a season-high 17 to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 107-96 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.
Roy, who missed Wednesday's win at San Antonio, had 25 points in the first half and made a career-high 16 field goals for Portland, which has won four straight and six of seven despite a spate of injuries. Blake hit five 3-pointers, including three in the final 4:05 as the Blazers pulled away.
Andre Miller had 14 points and eight rebounds and LaMarcus Aldridge added 10 points and 13 rebounds for Portland.
Carmelo Anthony had 32 points and nine rebounds for the Northwest Division-leading Nuggets.
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