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C.J. McCollum    G  Trail Blazers

 

 

C.J. McCollum scored a team-high 32 points during a 119-113 Game 3 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding six rebounds, two steals and six 3-pointers in 39 minutes. Damian Lillard was right behind C.J. with 31 points in a tough loss. It looked like Dame and C.J. were going to lead the Blazers to a win with a 17-point lead in the second half, but a Warriors outburst in the third quarter was just too much to overcome. The Blazers will likely have more minutes from Jusuf Nurkic on Monday, but they're in what looks to be an insurmountable 0-3 hole. Hopefully, the Blazers can extend this series on Monday.

Apr 23 - 1:37 AM

Jusuf Nurkic    C  Trail Blazers

 

 

Jusuf Nurkic returned to the lineup during a loss to the Warriors on Saturday, scoring two points with 11 rebounds, four assists and one block in 17 minutes. He made a big impact in the paint but Nurkic was not quite up to snuff on the conditioning side of things. He didn't have much life in his legs and he wasn't really doing much as a scorer. He'll have a couple days to get in better shape and should be in the 20s for minutes on Monday.

Apr 23 - 1:30 AM

Noah Vonleh    F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Noah Vonleh scored 10 points with seven rebounds, three assists, one block and three turnovers in 25 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday. He was effective off the bench and had three putback jams. Vonleh's minutes are likely going to drop into the teens during Game 4 on Monday, but he still gets a lot of credit for turning it on over the last month or so. Maybe he can parlay his recent play with a strong offseason to get him going next year.

Apr 23 - 1:28 AM

Evan Turner    G/F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Evan Turner scored 17 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday. He picked up most of the minutes at the three due to Moe Harkless struggling a bit and Allen Crabbe possibly at less than 100 percent. Turner did play well on both ends for most of this game and may have earned heavy run again for Game 4 on Monday. That said, coach Terry Stotts doesn't exactly roll with the same rotations night in and night out.

Apr 23 - 1:28 AM

Moe Harkless    G/F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Moe Harkless scored one point with one rebound and one assist in 20 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday. His playing time took a significant hit because of Jusuf Nurkic returning and the Blazers not using as many small-ball four and five lineups. He'll likely be in the same neighborhood for minutes on Monday.

Apr 23 - 1:22 AM

Noah Vonleh    F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Noah Vonleh will move to the bench for Game 3 on Saturday. It makes sense as the Blazers try to limit the perimeter, so Vonleh may not get much playing time.

Apr 22 - 10:39 PM

Jusuf Nurkic    C  Trail Blazers

 

 

Jusuf Nurkic (leg) will start and play limited minutes in Game 3 against the Warriors on Saturday. He's back. Nurkic went through warmups without an issue and will be out there to kick off his first playoff game. Coach Terry Stotts said Nurkic's minutes will depend on how he's feeling, so he doesn't have a specific cap on his playing time. Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu, Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh will lose playing time.

Jusuf Nurkic    C  Trail Blazers

 

 

Jusuf Nurkic's status for Game 3 against the Warriors will be determined after he tests leg in pregame work on the court, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. He has gone through some non-contact portion of practice and is doubtful to play. Nurkic has said before he has super strength and he isn't feeling pain, so he does have a chance to play. Plus, the Blazers being in an 0-2 hole may help his chances to be out there. If he is cleared, he'll almost certainly have a minutes cap.

Jusuf Nurkic    C  Trail Blazers

 

 

Jusuf Nurkic's status for Game 3 against the Warriors will be determined after he tests leg in pregame work on the court, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Apr 22 - 4:28 PM

Jusuf Nurkic    C  Trail Blazers

 

 

Jusuf Nurkic (leg) has gone through non-contact portions of practice in the past two days. He is still doubtful to play and not going through contact isn't the best sign. Pain tolerance was expected to be the biggest hurdle for Nurkic, so it's possible he can play on Saturday. If he is a go, he'll almost certainly have a minutes cap.

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Apr 22 - 3:00 PM

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Pos Name
C Robin Lopez    
C Meyers Leonard    
C Terry Stotts    
F Omari Johnson    
F Thomas Robinson    
F Victor Claver    
F/C Mehmet Okur    
F/C Joel Freeland    
F/C Chris Kaman    
F/C LaMarcus Aldridge    
G Will Barton    
G Earl Watson    
G Damian Lillard    
G Steve Blake    
G Allen Crabbe    
G C.J. McCollum    
G/F Dorell Wright    
G/F Coby Karl    
G/F Wesley Matthews