Head coach Terry Stotts has guided Portland to six consecutive playoff appearances.
Trail Blazers guard Rodney Hood was back on the court for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, just two days after suffering a bone bruise in his left knee.
Portland proved in Game 2 that it is more than a one-man team, getting contributions from up and down the roster to even the series against Denver.
Kings guard Iman Shumpert, apparently angry at Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic after Monday night’s game, was stopped by security at the entrance to the Blazers locker room. “Some stuff happened out there … That’s it,” Shumpert said.
Toronto ended Houston’s unbeaten run, while Portland continued its own with a win over Golden State. Where do the NBA’s two hottest teams land this week?