DENVER -- Nemanja Mitrovic scored 18 points, including two of his five 3-pointers in the closing minutes, and Portland held off Denver for a 71-64 win on Saturday night.
Jared Stohl added 16 points and Luke Sikma had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Portland (8-3), rebounding from a loss to No. 21 Washington to win for the fourth time in five games. It was Portland's fifth straight win against Denver (2-8).
After Chase Hallam made a driving layup to pull Denver within 55-44 with 6:54 remaining, Portland asserted itself. Sikma scored in succession with a layup and by putting in an offensive rebound. After Hooper banked in a shot for Denver, Mitrovic drained a pair of 3-pointers, and Sikma added a free throw for a 66-56 lead with 2:35 remaining.