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.
Stotts says Blazers will upgrade Nurkic from out to doubtful for Game 3.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) April 21, 2017
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.