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Gameday Open Thread: Blazers vs. Nuggets

UPDATE: Kurt Thomas was inadvertently kicked in the head during the first quarter, and was helped to the locker room. He's been diagnosed with a mild concussion and will not return.

Back to the grind! Tonight, the Portland Trail Blazers visit Denver to play the Nuggets (6:10 tip-off). The Blazers would love to get off to a strong second-half start, and Denver is still short-staffed. Can the Blazers pick up a big road win?

Injury Report: Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post reports that Denver Nuggets center Nene Hilario (calf) and guard Rudy Fernandez (back) will not play. Danilo Gallinari is still out too. Meanwhile, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports that center Joel Przybilla will be inactive. (Thanks Ben for saving me the trouble of looking for all of this!)

Read: Dave's Preview | Blazers Media Notes | Facebook | Ben's updates on Twitter
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Listen: 750 AM The Game (Portland) | NBA Audio League Pass (Free)

The usual rules apply:

1. No swearing | 2. No pictures | 3. Be Nice!
4. Don't discuss unofficial game streaming, even when the game is on ESPN.

And, of course, have fun. Go Blazers! -- Tim