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Nikola Jokic Pays Tribute to Jusuf Nurkic after Blazers-Nuggets Game 6

Denver’s center sends well-wishes to a former teammate.

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The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets may be on their way to Game 7 of a fierce playoffs battle, but that didn’t stop Denver center Nikola Jokic from remembering a former teammate: injured Trail Blazers pivot Jusuf Nurkic. Nurkic went down for the season on March 18th with a compound leg fracture. He’s returned to Portland’s bench to offer moral support a couple times during the post-season, as he did tonight. Jokic paid tribute to Nurkic, saying it was nice to see him healthy again.

Chris Burkhart and the folks at NBC Sports Northwest have the quotes and video.