PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points and Portland handed Denver its fifth straight loss.
Wesley Matthews added 21 for the Blazers, who have won three of their last four.
Ty Lawson had 18 points for Denver after missing the team’s 110-101 loss at home to Cleveland on Friday night because of a sore left ankle. Kenneth Faried led the Nuggets with 19 points.
Portland was coming off a 106-102 loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles the day before but showed no sign of fatigue, leading by as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter.