DENVER -- The lights went out at the Pepsi Center. And no, the power outage had nothing to do with Damian Lillards shooting.It only appeared that way since he was shooting lights out.Lillard scored 37 points, including the go-ahead floater with less than a second remaining in overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 115-113 on Saturday night in a game that featured a 28-minute delay in the fourth quarter due to a power surge.Lillard blew past big man Kenneth Faried in the lane and floated in a shot with 0.3 seconds left. Lillard had tied the game on a runner in regulation with 2.1 seconds remaining.Denver led 90-85 with 9:18 remaining in the final quarter when a bank of lights went out near the ceiling. The teams shot jumpers until the game was restarted. Portland shot lights out in its return to the court -- the Nuggets not as much, especially down the stretch when they squandered a nine-point lead.That was one of the craziest games Ive been a part of, with the lights going out, us playing a great game, Lillard said of a contest that lasted 3 hours, 18 minutes. They played a great game, and us finding a way back in a short amount of time, forcing overtime, being down in overtime and us just finding a way. I think that speaks to our resiliency as a team.CJ McCollum had seven of his 23 points in overtime to provide a spark for Portland.We essentially told the team after the lights (went out), it was a nine-minute game, Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. We won that, and then we won the five-minute (overtime) game. To have a good season you have to find ways to win games like this.Nikola Jokic led six Denver players in double figures with 23 points and he had a career-high 17 rebounds in the home opener for Denver.Trailing 70-59 at 9:35 of the third quarter, the Nuggets went on a 17-0 run to take a lead that held up until Lillards layup off an inbounds pass from Mason Plumlee.Wilson Chandler had a chance to seal the game in the closing seconds of regulation but missed two free throws.If I make those free throws, game over, Chandler said.Really, though, it was a combination of factors. Like with 52.7 seconds remaining in regulation and Faried came up with a steal, only to turn it back over by throwing a bad pass. Lillard turned that mistake into a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 104-99 and give Portland a chance.Turnovers, missed free throws, poor execution, Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. Give them credit, they hung around and stole a game on the road, which is what good teams do. For us, going to keep our heads up. Weve got to learn from this.Denver honored Dikembe Mutombo at halftime by retiring the No. 55 jersey of the finger-wagging, shot-blocker extraordinaire. The team even brought out their Rainbow Skyline throwback uniforms for the occasion.TIP-INSBlazers: C Festus Ezeli (left knee) missed the game. ... The Blazers are 6-1 in their last seven games in Denver. ... Plumlee finished with 13 points. ... McCollum had 10 rebounds and a career-high three blocks.Nuggets: F Darrell Arthur (left knee) and G Gary Harris (groin) didnt play. The Nuggets were down a stalwart perimeter defender in Harris. ... G Emmanuel Mudiay had 21 points.NO TIMEOUTThere was no way Lillard was calling a timeout with the game on the line in OT since Denver had three big men on the court. Instead, he drove right past Faried.If we called a timeout they could have adjusted, put maybe a defensive team in and got more wings out there, Lillard explained.MORE MUTOMBOMutombo became the fifth player in team history to have his jersey raised to the rafters, joining Byron Beck (40), Alex English (2), Dan Issel (44) and David Thompson (33). Coach Doug Moe had No. 432 raised up to the roof, too, in commemoration of his franchise-record number of wins.In addition, the team presented Mutombo a $50,000 check for his foundation and a painting of him lying on the court, clutching the ball over his head, after the eighth-seeded Nuggets upset top-seeded Seattle during the 1993-94 postseason.UP NEXTBlazers: Host Golden State on Tuesday night.Nuggets: At Toronto on Monday night. Wholesale Avalanche Jerseys . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. 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In the response filed Wednesday to the complaint by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley, attorneys say the former University of Florida player is invoking his Fifth Amendment right that protects people from incriminating themselves. Sometimes a system change is all it takes to get the ball rolling in the right direction. Such is the case for Chelsea as they return from the international break to face Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Sunday.That mid-season Jose Mourinho sacking and subsequent 10th-place finish from 2015-16 seem like distant memories as Antonio Contes boys have catapulted themselves to second in the Premier League with 25 points heading into the weekends action. The Blues (8-1-2) are amid an impressive five-match winning streak in which theyve outscored their opponents 16-0.They have not yielded a league goal since the 40th minute of a 3-0 loss at Arsenal on Sept. 24.Contes switch to an unconventional 3-4-3 formation has paid immediate dividends and allowed Chelsea to get back to being a defensive force which helped them win a title under Mourinho in 2014-15. In Contes system, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill sit in as central defenders, allowing Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso to get up and down the flanks as wing backs.The change in tactics also looks to have had a positive effect on Eden Hazard, who bagged a pair of goals in a 5-0 drubbing of Everton prior to the break. Alonso, Diego Costa and Pedro also scored as the Blues rolled to victory.Conte himself was rewarded for his teams effort, collecting the Premier Leagues Manager of the Month Award for October.This is the first time Ive won the award, its a great honour and I want to share it with my players and the club, he told the official Chelsea website. Its now important we continue and maintain our form. After an international break its not easy to restart but we must follow our way and work very hard.Our next game is against Middlesbrough on Sunday, we know they are really strong and it will be a tough game, but wwe have prepared very well.ddddddddddddhe Italian boss also provided a fitness update ahead of this clash.The news is that I have all of the players available, said Conte. They are in good form. Costa had a bit of an injury after the Everton game, he started to train with us on Wednesday and his physical condition is good. We still have tomorrow to look at the situation tactically but at the moment he can play. Eden also recovered very well.Due to that injury, Costa withdrew from the Spanish national teams matches during the break. Hazard also picked up a knock in Belgiums win over Estonia.Middlesbrough (2-5-4) have struggled a bit in their quest to secure a second consecutive season in the top flight.Aitor Karankas boys face Chelsea with a good bit of confidence after playing to a 1-1 draw with Manchester City prior to the break. They will be aiming to win consecutive home Premier League matches for the first time since 2006.Marten De Roon netted the stoppage-time equaliser to cancel out Sergio Agueros 43rd-minute opener.The hosts will likely be a bit shorthanded as defender George Friend picked up a knock in training and could sit, while fellow defender Daniel Ayala has been ruled out.We have a few doubts in terms of fitness, Karanka said. 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