By Associated Press Reporter
Published: 11:20 BST, 8 May 2019 | Updated: 11:20 BST, 8 May 2019
Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors took a vital lead in the NBA playoffs on Tuesday as they thrashed the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers respectively.
Nikola Jokic scored 25 points and tied a team playoff high with 19 rebounds, and Paul Millsap injected some experience into a series dominated by youth, sparking the Nuggets' 124-98 blowout of the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night that gave Denver a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Nuggets can secure their first trip to the Western Conference Finals in a decade with a win in Game 6 on Thursday night in Portland.
Nikola Jokic scored 25 points and tied a team playoff high with 19 rebounds for the Nuggets
Millsap scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half of the first lopsided game in a series that was so evenly matched coming in that