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Jusuf Nurkic Upgraded to Doubtful for Game 3

Nurkic missed Game 1 and 2 of the Trail Blazers’ first round matchup with the Golden State Warriors.

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Portland Trail Blazers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland Trail Blazers have upgraded the status of injured center Jusuf Nurkic (leg) from out to doubtful for Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, as reported by Jason Quick of CSN NW.

Nurkic has not yet played in the first round playoff series, nor has he seen game action since March 30, when he sustained a non-displaced right fibular fracture.

In 20 regular season contests with the Trail Blazers, Nurkic averaged 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.9 blocks per game. His availability for Game 3 would be a significant boon to his team, which presently resides in an 0-2 hole.

Game 3 tips off at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) on Saturday. Warriors forwards Kevin Durant and Matt Barnes, who also missed Game 2, practiced today and are questionable to play this weekend.