Trail Blazers Gain Control Of 8th Seed After Beating Denver

02 April 2017, 01:18 | Kristine Mills

An MRI revealed Jusuf Nurkic has a non-displaced right leg fibular fracture and he will be sidelined for at least two weeks.

Now the Trail Blazers will have to finish the job without Nurkic for the rest of the season, and their first game without him occurs Saturday night when they host the Phoenix Suns.

Trail Blazers: PG - Damian Lillard, SG - CJ McCollum, SF - Maurice Harkless, PF - Noah Vonleh, C - Jusuf Nurkic.

Since moving to Portland in February, Nurkic has averaged 15.2 points and 10.4 rebounds to go with 3.2 assists and 1.9 blocks where the Blazers have gone 14-6.

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Denver's the 29th-ranked defense in the league this year and allowing their opponent to shoot on average 48.0 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from three, both percentages which also clock in as the second-worst marks league-wide.

"They know definitely what they're missing", Nurkic said. Portland plays six of its eight games at home, with four coming against teams now in the playoff field. They have been one of the hottest teams this past month (12-3 during the month of March). In that scenario, the Nuggets would finished with a better record and would need the tiebreaker, but all of that is irrelevant as the Blazers took care of business with their victory Tuesday night. While that is reassuring for Rockets fans, it does give the team some doubt going into tonight's matchup in Portland. Safe to say, the Blazers got the right end of the trade, right?

If the Nuggets, yelling encouragement or talking trash at every shot, were still down after a crushing loss in Portland on Tuesday night that put a massive dent in their playoff hopes, they weren't showing it.

Since ascending to the role of starting point guard, Tyler Ulis has faced the likes of Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas, Kemba Walker, and Chris Paul. The Bosnian Bear has averaged 15 points and 10.4 boards since the transaction, providing much-needed help in the middle. He's a more than capable passer.

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