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Murray, Jokic lead Nuggets to 120-107 win over Trail Blazers

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Posted at 10:14 PM, Dec 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-24 00:14:31-05

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray returned to the lineup with 25 points and a season-high 12 assists, Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 11 assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-107.

Murray, who finished two rebounds shy of a triple-double, sat out Tuesday's win over Memphis with soreness in his surgically repaired left knee, and the four-day break seemed to reinvigorate him. He scored 19 points in the second half as Denver erased a six-point deficit early in the third quarter to take a double-digit lead.

Michael Porter Jr. scored 18 points in his first game after missing 13 with a left heel strain.

Damian Lillard had 34 points and eight assists for Portland.