Nicolas Batum scored 22 points, made 7 rebounds, 7 assists and made 2 steals but made Portland eventually conceeded defeat to a stronger Denver side (115-111 after overtime) Tuesday NBA.
The Blazers lost five points (97-92) in 1 min 30 sec at the end of regulation time and in overtime they finally bowed for the first time this season (in overtime), after five victories.
Frenchman Ian Mahinmi confirmed the current winning streak by netting four points (all from free throws), 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in 15 minutes during the win (103-76).
Ronny Turiaf, another French player has been more discreet in the recent Los Angeles Clippers win at Houston (117-109). In the absence of Chris Paul, the Clippers were led by Jamal Crawford, scorers of 30 points, including 12 in a row to start the final quarter time.