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Kanter Suffers Separated Shoulder in Win

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Portland big man Enes Kanter suffered a shoulder injury, which leaves questions about his role in round two.

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

The unbelievable victory by the Portland Trail Blazers over the Oklahoma City Thunder is marred by a huge loss.

Center Enes Kanter suffered a separated shoulder on a hard hit under the basket by Thunder center Steven Adams. He showed up to the post-game press conference with a giant sling.

His arm was in a sling during the post-game press conference, in which he stated his intention to play through the pain:

Kanter had 13 points and 13 rebounds at halftime, while also struggling with a leg injury. Over the first round series, he averaged 13.3 points and 9.8 rebounds.

Portland has time off while they await the winner of the series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Denver Nuggets. Denver leads the series, three games to two.