Oct 18, 2012 1:53 AM by Eric Naktin
Wesley Matthews scored 14 of his 19 points during the second quarter, helping propel the Portland Trailblazers to a 97-80 win over the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night.
Blazers guard Coby Karl scored 11 points in 21 minutes. Karl is the son of Denver coach George Karl.
The Nuggets struggled from 3-point range, hitting just 2 of 20 shots from behind the arc.
Portland and Denver each have three preseason games remaining before opening the NBA regular season Oct. 31.