CJ McCollum scored 37 points, including six during the final three minutes, to help the Portland Trailblazers beat the Denver Nuggets 100-96 Sunday at Denver’s Pepsi Center.  The Game 7 win means the Trailblazers will now advance to the Western Conference finals.

The Blazers, trailing by as many as 17 points during the first half, won their conference semifinal series 4 games to 3. 

Portland will now play in its first Western Conference final since 2000, facing the Golden State Warriors beginning Tuesday in Oakland at 6 p.m.

Watch: Complete video highlights of Portland Trail Blazers’ thrilling Game 7 win over Denver Nuggets

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