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Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkić Will Play In Game 3 Against The Warriors

Nurkić returns to the court in the Blazers’ pivotal Game 3 against the Warriors, tipping off at 7:30 tonight on ESPN and KGW 8.

NBA: Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that center Jusuf Nurkić is returning for tonight’s Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors. Nurkić, who has been recovering from a fibular fracture, was given the choice of playing tonight. Coach Terry Stotts told Brooke Olzendam prior to the game, "It's up to him if he plays”. Nurkić chose to play.

His minutes are reportedly limited.

With the Blazers behind 0-2 in their NBA Western Conference Playoff Series, and the 0% success rate of teams behind 0-3 (no blaming a small sample size!), Portland is in a must-win position.

Injuries: Kevin Durant is out, as are Matt Barnes and Shaun Livingston. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is out due to illness.

How To Watch Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers:

Time: 7:30 pm, Pacific Time
Online Streaming: ESPN Online
Radio: Rip City Radio, 620 am


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