Nurkic finished with 16 points (6-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 boards, 6 assists, 5 steals, and one block in 37 minutes of a 131-122 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday. Nurkic posted his third double-double of the series, but his effort wasn't enough to offset the dynamic effort of his Lakers' counterparts as he finished -19 in the game. The loss ends Portland's season and Nurkic's fourth year as a Trail Blazer.
Nurkic finished Monday's Game 4 loss to the Lakers with 20 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 13 rebounds and four assists. The game was a blowout from the first quarter on, but Nurkic was still able to salvage a productive night in his 27 minutes. It was a bounce-back game for the big man, who'd totaled just 19 points and 15 rebounds over the previous two games combined.
Nurkic notched nine points (4-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt), eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in 29 minutes during Thursday's 111-88 Game 2 loss against the Lakers. Nurkic's 16-point, 15-rebound performance was one of the main reasons why the Blazers pulled off an upset in Game 1, but he wasn't able to repeat that the second time around. He also saw a streak of three straight double-doubles come to an end, but Nurkic should remain an important cog in the Blazers' offense in Saturday's Game 3, especially if Damian Lillard (finger) is not at full strength.
Nurkic produced 16 points (4-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-9 FT), 15 rebounds and three assists across 33 minutes in Tuesday's 100-93 win over the Lakers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Nurkic did more than hold his own opposite Anthony Davis in the paint, outrebounding him 15 to 11. Tuesday marked Nurkic's fifth double-double in bubble play, and it's hard to envision Portland's fortunes without him back in the lineup. Although the Blazers were able to limp into contention behind Hassan Whiteside, Nurkic is an almost universal size mismatch, and he gives the Trail Blazers an imposing interior presence that they lost when Nurkic broke his leg. Behind his stellar play, Portland has a fighting chance to move on against a Lakers squad that's struggling to find its footing.
Nurkic delivered 22 points (8-14 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-9 FT), 21 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks in 41 minutes during Saturday's 126-122 win over the Grizzlies. Nurkic finished with a career high in made threes while contributing an absolutely incredible stat line. He had made just five three-pointers in his career prior to this one, so the fact that he's apparently adding that to his game makes him that much more valuable for fantasy purposes. Nurkic will look to keep it rolling during Tuesday's matchup versus the Lakers.
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