2/2 © Reuters. NBA: Boston Celtics at Portland Path Blazers 2/2 Two of the Portland Path Blazers’ finest gamers will probably be out for his or her marquee matchup in opposition to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. Damian Lillard (proper hamstring) and Jusuf Nurkic (proper knee) will not play in opposition to Los Angeles,
Two of the Portland Path Blazers’ finest gamers will probably be out for his or her marquee matchup in opposition to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.
Damian Lillard (proper hamstring) and Jusuf Nurkic (proper knee) will not play in opposition to Los Angeles, the group Portland would face within the playoffs if the season ended at this time.
Will probably be the third straight missed recreation for Lillard however the first for Nurkic since he missed a recreation April 10 in opposition to Detroit. He additionally missed the final assembly on the Clippers on April 6.
Head coach Terry Stotts is not too involved, nevertheless, with the long-term prognosis for his massive man, Nurkic.
“It wasn’t a particular harm,” Stotts mentioned previous to the final Clippers recreation April 6. “He (Nurkic) performed within the back-to-back. It began to trouble him on Sunday, he had just a little irritation, just a little swelling.
“It wasn’t a particular factor that occurred. He simply ended up having just a little swelling.”
The Blazers have fared effectively with out Lillard within the lineup, going 3-1 this season.
CJ McCollum will seemingly see a rise in minutes in opposition to Los Angeles, whereas Enes Kanter will step in on the heart place.
Lillard is averaging 28.7 factors per recreation this season in an MVP-caliber season. Nurkic is including 9.3 factors and seven.5 rebounds per recreation.
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