After starting the game with a 2-0 lead, the Denver Nuggets have had to crawl their way back to tie the Portland Trail Blazers at halftime, 53-53. The Nuggets had been down after the first quarter, 30-17, but then came back with 36 points in the second quarter.
It hasn't been a pretty game for the Nuggets from the field, shooting 36.5 percent over two quarters. Danilo Gallinari has attempted 10 shots but made just three. Andre Miller has also struggled, connecting on just 2 of 9 shots. Collectively, the Nuggets have attempted 11 three-pointers and missed on all of them. Ty Lawson is the only Nuggets to reach double digits in points, scoring 10.
Raymond Felton has also scored 10 points to lead the Blazers. The Blazers have been almost as bad on three-pointers, making just one on 10 shots. Portland has a 33-20 edge in rebounding, but Denver has 10 steals already.