Opinion: Nuggets-Blazers Game 7 deserves top billing in NBA playoffs

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SportsPulse: If the Rockets beat the Warriors on Friday we could see an amazing Sunday in the NBA with three Game 7s. Just don’t forget to wish mom a happy Mother’s Day.
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Sunday can’t arrive quickly enough, for who doesn’t love a Game Seven?

For those partial for the NBA the end of this week is like an early version of Christmas, with as many as three series deciders providing a mouthwatering platter of basketball tension and a perfect excuse to fossilize yourself to the couch.

Yet while the focus will gear heavily towards the do-or-die finale of the Golden State/Houston series (assuming it goes that far) and Toronto’s enthralling scrap with Philadelphia, the least-noticed of all the second round tussles deserves to share the top of the bill.

The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trailblazers have warranted your focus from the very first tipoff of their head-to-head, but found themselves overshadowed somewhat by bigger names and higher-profile games elsewhere.

Their series has been a modern classic from the outset, a thrilling, explosive and…

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