The Trail Blazers beat the Nuggets in an ugly Game 2 last night.
Denver star Nikola Jokic:
They played extremely g – they didn’t even play that good, to be honest. I mean, they can play really better than that.
Is Jokic being a sore loser? Maybe, but I don’t think so. This is an accurate assessment of the game.
Jokic didn’t claim the Nuggets outperformed Portland. Neither team even neared its peak form. The Trail Blazers were better than Denver, and that’s why they won.
I expect both teams to play better going forward. As always, it’ll be about which team plays better than the other in each game.