But the Trail Blazers only got 32 points from the rest of their lineup and might need someone to step up Sunday.
After the scene, Blazers players immediately ran onto the floor in order to check on their teammate, and Hood laid on the ground in obvious pain.
Denver has been to the conference finals three times in the history of its franchise.
Nikola Jokic has his team in command with 13 points and five rebounds. A bigger concern for Portland is trying to stop Denver center Nikola Jokic. Paul Millsap is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Harris is grabbing four rebounds.
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The Nuggets wasted a wonderful opportunity in game six, but the mood remained upbeat in advance of the May 12 contest. The Blazers lead 96-95.
Stephen and Seth Curry are set to become the first brothers to ever face one another in an National Basketball Association conference finals series, but the more experienced of the two appears to be treating his baby bro like just another opponent.
Both the Raptors and Nuggets lost by double digits in Game 6 and now have an uphill battle in Game 7 on the road. The Denver Nuggets have split their last 12 games ATS as a home favorite. The team beat the Denver Nuggets in Denver Sunday afternoon. And when Denver's lineup, the youngest in the playoffs, struggled against its much more experienced first-round opponent, the San Antonio Spurs, another early playoffs exit like the one circa 2013 seemed likely.
"We'll see how it feels tomorrow, and the next day", said Hood, who had six points in 20 minutes before being helped into the locker room.
"They had their chances and they just used it smarter". If those two are clicking the way I think they will in a game this big, I'm not sure the Nuggets will be able to counter. Denver also has been much strong from the line than Portland in the majority of the series and every point has been crucial in this series.