Wesley Matthews scored 25 points to help the Blazers defeating the Nuggets 111-102 at the Rose Garden. Raymond Felton had with 23 points and 6 assists and Jamal Crawford came off the bench to score 22 points. The Blazers led as many as 13 points in the game. They shot 52 percent from the field, 40 percent beyond the arc, and 91 percent from the free throw line.
Portland started the season 3-0 for only the second time in the franchise history. Games are getting tougher as they are on a two-game road trip to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, January 01 and at Oklahoma City on Tuesday, January 03.