Chandler, Barton power Nuggets to victory over Trail Blazers as Lillard struggles
Denver’s Will Barton drives to the basket against Portland’s Noah Vonleh. AP

WILSON Chandler and Will Barton powered the Denver Nuggets to a 106-97 victory over the Trail Blazers on Sunday in Portland (Monday, Manila time).

Chandler scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting and Barton added 17 points, making 6 of 12 field goal attempts, as the Nuggets evened their preseason record 3-3.

CJ McCollum had 20 points and Al Farouq Aminu added 18 for the Trail Blazers.

Damian Lillard made only one of 10 field goal attempts and finished with four points in 18 minutes of action as Portland absorbed its second loss in five outings.

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