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Enes Kanter Bruises Wrist in Blazers-Thunder Game 2

The center says he’s “fine” and is expected to play in Game 3 on Friday night.

NBA: Playoffs-Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter played only 20 minutes in Portland’s 114-94 Game 2 defeat of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Foul trouble contributed, but Trail Blazers fans held their breath when Kanter cradled his right wrist near the end of the first half after a bump and fall to the court underneath the basket. Though Kanter was injured, Jason Quick of The Athletic reports that Kanter is “fine” and expects to play in Game 3 on Friday night.

Kanter’s participation is critical to the Blazers as they lost starting center Jusuf Nurkic to a leg fracture on March 18th.