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Simons, Lillard lead unbeaten Blazers past Nuggets 135-110

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Posted at 7:17 AM, Oct 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-25 09:17:19-04

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Anfernee Simons had 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers won their fourth straight game to start the season with a 135-110 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

Simons had 22 points and six 3s in the third quarter alone as Portland became the only 4-0 team in the NBA.

Damian Lillard finished with 31 points and eight assists for the Blazers, who took over in the second half after a sluggish start.

The last time they opened 4-0 was 1999.

Aaron Gordon scored 26 points for the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic, who had consecutive triple-doubles in Denver’s previous two games, got into foul trouble and finished with nine points, nine rebounds and nine assists.