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Nuggets eliminate Trail Blazers in Game 6 with 126-115 win

Denver advanced to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Nikola Jokic had 36 points and the Denver Nuggets eliminated the Portland Trail Blazers in six games with a 126-115 victory on Thursday night. 

Michael Porter Jr. added 26 points, including 22 in the opening quarter, for the third-seeded Nuggets. The Nuggets will face the No. 2 seeded Phoenix Suns in the next round. Game 1 will be Monday night in Phoenix at 8:00 p.m. MST. 

Denver advanced to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season.

Damian Lillard finished with 28 points and 13 assists for the sixth-seeded Blazers. 

They led by 14 points in the third quarter but couldn’t stave off elimination.

>>Video above: Jacob Tobey joins Rod Mackey to discuss the Nuggets closing out the Blazers 

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