Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Provides double-double Sunday
Nurkic notched 21 points (9-15 FG, 3-8 FT), 12 rebounds and three blocks across 29 minutes during Sunday's 115-104 victory over the Heat.
Nurkic recorded his first double-double since March 12, collecting an impressive 21 points and 12 rebounds on opposing center Hassan Whiteside, who averages 14.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. Uncharacteristically, Nurkic failed to record an assist -- a category he was thriving in since joining the Trail Blazers -- averaging 3.8 per game since the All-Star break. That being said, he didn't turn the ball over once, and only committed three personal fouls -- statistics he's struggled with as of late. Overall, Nurkic continues to find his stride with his new team, and can likely be relied upon for near-double-double production on a nightly basis.