The 2021 West 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets 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 Portland Trail Blazers had an offensive rating of 121.1, defensive rating of 129.9, 22.0 free-throw attempts, and 36.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.417 percent clip as a team. Denver Nuggets had an offensive rating of 129.9, defensive rating of 121.1, 27.0 free-throw attempts, 34.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.441 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Portland Trail Blazers finished the game with a record of 95 , and Denver Nuggets recorded Portland Trail Blazers possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets’s based on the advanced stats, Portland Trail Blazers had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.601 percent, Denver Nuggets had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 12.4 vs 17.9 .
The most impactful players on each team in the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets matchup of the 2021 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Damian Lillard and Nikola Jokic based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Damian Lillard for the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 20.0 and made 8.0 , 0.0 offensive rebounds 4.0 defensive rebounds, 13.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.147. While Nikola Jokic put up 22.0 and made 13.0, 1.0 offensive rebounds, 7.0 defensive rebounds, 6.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.183.