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Highlights: Austin Rivers scores 16 fourth quarter points to lead Nuggets past Trail Blazers in Game 3

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What a performance by #25.

2021 NBA Playoffs - Denver Nuggets v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

The Denver Nuggets were able to pick up a big time victory on Thursday night in Portland behind the play of an unlikely hero, Austin Rivers. After being signed to a 10-day contract just over a month ago, the Nuggets signed Rivers for the remainder of the season and it paid off big time in Game 3.

Rivers scored 16 fourth quarter points and made four three-pointers in the quarter. Some of the threes Rivers made were extremely difficult, but he was so hot it looked as if he was shooting into a swimming pool. Rivers finished the game with 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the field, 5-of-10 from behind the three-point line. Rivers also had four rebounds and two assists as he played a massive role in the Nuggets coming away victorious.

It was a night to remember for Rivers and the Nuggets as Denver now holds a 2-1 series advantage. After winning the past two games, the Nuggets hold all the momentum and will look to try and put this series out of reach with a victory in Game 4 on Saturday afternoon.

Until then, check out the highlights from Rivers big game that put the Nuggets ahead of the Trail Blazers in the series!