Blazers use balance, D to stymie Nuggets

CJ McCollum of Portland says Philadelphia is a very real possibility for LeBron James next season.

CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic scored 17 points apiece, and the balanced Portland Trail Blazers dispatched of the visiting Denver Nuggets 99-82 on Monday.

Damian Lillard added 15 points for the Trail Blazers, and Evan Turner had 14.

The Nuggets received 18 points each from Paul Millsap and Jamal Murray.