The Portland Trail Blazers have won four games in a row to get back to .500 for the season.

“We don’t have a statistical formula for winning,” Terry Stotts said after the Blazers' 101-93 win over the Nuggets. “But I think when we play together, and do what’s necessary, we do pretty well.”

The Blazers are not excelling in any one facet of the game, relying on hard work.

“I think when you compete and you play hard, you make things happen,” Stotts said. “Like I always said about Gary Payton and Jason Kidd, they found ways to win, whether it was a rebound or shot, an assist, a steal, a deflection on a loose ball, whatever it was.”