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.
Enes Kanter said he injured his right hand at end of first half but they took x-rays and it’s just a bruise. Says he will be fine for Game 3.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) April 17, 2019
Kanter’s participation is critical to the Blazers as they lost starting center Jusuf Nurkic to a leg fracture on March 18th.