Aminu Nets 15 Points, Nine Rebounds In Blazers Win

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D’Tigers forward, Al-Farouq Aminu

National Basketball Association (NBA), D’Tigers forward, Al-Farouq Aminu, has scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 122-113.

The 26-year-old Nigerian shot four of seven from the field and made six of his nine free throw attempts in 28 minutes of play, as Portland took a 1-game lead for 8th seed in the Western Conference.

Portland also got 32 points and 16 rebounds from former Nuggets center, Jusuf Nurkic, while C. J. McCollum added 39 points.

The Blazers would face the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.

Aminu Returns From 13-Game Injury Lay-Off

Aminu Returns From 13-Game Injury Lay-Off D’tigers forward, Al-Farouq Aminu, has returned to court after missing 13 games with a calf injury.

The 26-year-old Nigerian started the first 8 games of the season for the Portland Trail Blazers but has not played, having injured his left calf against the Phoenix Suns on November 8, 2016.

He finished with three points, three rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes of play as the blazers edged the bulls 112-110.