Blazers beat Nuggets 132-116, teams to face each other in first round of playoffs

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, drives to the basket on Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, May 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 22 points and 10 assists and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 132-116 in the regular-season finale Sunday night to secure their eighth straight playoff berth, the longest active streak in the NBA.

The Blazers have the sixth seed, which means they’ll face the Nuggets in the opening round.

Denver wound up with the third seed in a crazy night that saw the West’s teams in a scramble for playoff position.

Nikola Jokic had 21 points in the opening half for Denver, then sat for the rest of the game.

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