Top takeaways from Blazers-Nuggets Game 7

These were the top takeaways from Sunday's series-clinching win by the Blazers over their Western Conference rival.

Following the Portland Trail Blazers' thrilling win over the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 on Sunday, Seth Curry said he received a very simple text message from Steph. "So yeah, I missed those free throws near the end, and in the Portland game we went to four overtimes, I missed a lot of other shots, and I'm supposed to make some of those". While it's not as if the two brothers are going to square off against one another the way Kevin Durant and LeBron James would, the storyline is still a great one. You know, count us out.

The victor will advance to the conference finals to play the two-time reigning champion Golden State Warriors. Jamal Murray's seventeen points seemed like fewer, and Paul Milsap's ten, on three-of-thirteen shooting from the field, was inexcusable.

He had six points in 20 minutes as the Trail Blazers beat the Nuggets 100-96 to advance. He averaged 24.8 points, 13.0 rebounds and 8.9 assists, and there were times when San Antonio and Portland didn't have an answer for the 7-footer.

Watch the Nuggets take on the Trail Blazers on ABC/Denver7 starting at 1:30 p.m.

Overall, the Nuggets were 2 of 19 from beyond the arc and missed 11 free throws.

Rodney Hood, who has been a revelation off the bench fro Portland in the series, was coming across halfcourt backwards when he ran square into a Torrey Craig screen and suffered a hyper-extended left knee.

The Nuggets finished last in the Northwest Division last season despite a 46-36 record, while the Blazers finished first at 49-33. He also almost had a triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Over the first six games of the second-round matchup, he's averaged 16.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and shot 62.4 percent from the field.

The second half was more of the same, as he stayed stuck at seven points well into the fourth quarter. CJ McCollum has done the majority of the scoring for Portland with eight points. "Obviously we had the roster turnover four years ago, and everybody was quick to shoot us down".