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Nicolas Batum Injured in Blazers-Nuggets Game

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Nicolas Batum goes down late in the fourth quarter of the Blazers-Nuggets game.

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Official News:

Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum was helped off the court late in the fourth period of tonight's game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Denver Nuggets. The Oregonian's Bruce Ely has the picture:

The earliest Twitter rumors and videotape review both center around calf contact but nothing is confirmed.

The contact came with 1:12 remaining in the game as Batum and Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov lined up for a rebound. Mozgov's knee appeared to contact Batum's calf, causing Batum to fall to the ground, then rise and remain doubled over as play continued on Portland's end for 12 more seconds before a timeout was called.

We'll update this post as information becomes available.

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