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Duke Brotherhood Playoff Watch: Denver, Austin Rivers Push Portland And Harry Giles To The Brink

As Rivers had a very good game indeed.

Denver Nuggets v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Three
PORTLAND, OREGON - MAY 27: Austin Rivers #25 of the Denver Nuggets tangles up with Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of Game Three of their Western Conference first-round playoff series at Moda Center on May 27, 2021 in Portland, Oregon.
Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

In Thursday night’s Duke Brotherhood Playoff Watch, Austin Rivers helped Denver to defeat Portland 120-115, thus moving the Trail Blazers, down 1-2, to the brink of elimination.

Rivers had a key role: he hit four straight threes in the fourth and finished with 21 points. That’s a game to remember.

Giles again did not get into the game.

On Friday’s DBPW, Kyrie Irving leads the Nets against Boston, Luke Kennard will hopefully help the Clippers fight back against the Mavericks and New York will jet down to Atlanta which in a way is too bad.


Because while New York historically struggles, with only a few brief eras of meaningful success, Knicks fans are passionate and right now, with an unexpectedly good team, they’re ecstatic. It’s fun to see.