The 2021 West 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers head-to-head, and both teams battled 6 times. Out of the 6 game series of the 1st Round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, Denver Nuggets outdueled Portland Trail Blazers , coming ontop of the series and winning 4 playoff games as opposed to Portland Trail Blazers ’s 2 playoff games victories.
As we examine the head-to-head stats between both teams, we can see that Denver Nuggets had an offensive rating of 132.0, defensive rating of 112.4, 30.0 free-throw attempts, and 28.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.429 percent clip as a team. Portland Trail Blazers had an offensive rating of 112.4, defensive rating of 132.0, 28.0 free-throw attempts, 33.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.485 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Denver Nuggets finished the game with a record of 97 , and Portland Trail Blazers recorded Denver Nuggets possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers’s based on the advanced stats, Denver Nuggets had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.605 percent, Denver Nuggets had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 13.4 vs 21.6.
The most impactful players on each team in the Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers matchup of the 2021 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Nikola Jokic and Damian Lillard based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Nikola Jokic for the Denver Nuggets in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 20.0 and made 15.0 , 3.0 offensive rebounds 5.0 defensive rebounds, 5.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.284. While Damian Lillard put up 24.0 and made 11.0, 0.0 offensive rebounds, 4.0 defensive rebounds, 10.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.219.