Portland Trail Blazers center J.J. Hickson, left, shoots over Denver Nuggets center Kosta Koufos during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 20,

 

              Portland Trail Blazers center J.J. Hickson, left, shoots over Denver Nuggets center Kosta Koufos during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 20,
Portland Trail Blazers center J.J. Hickson, left, shoots over Denver Nuggets center Kosta Koufos during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)