Nurkic produced 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 FT), 11 rebounds, eight steals, six blocks, and one steal in 30 minutes during Friday's 127-96 victory over the Hornets.
Nurkic matched his season-high with eight assists Friday, coming close to an elusive triple-double. The six blocks were also a season-high and just another high point in what has been an amazing season for Nurkic. Had this game been closer, Nurkic may have topped the triple-double but owners will have to make do with the numbers, which of course, is not too much to ask.
Nurkic's final line was a solid one, but he surely left points and rebounds on the floor due to foul trouble. The dominant center was whistled on four occasions during his modest time on the court, yet he came just a pair of rebounds short of his third double-double in the first five games of January. Even with his propensity to draw the ref's whistle on a frequent basis, Nurkic is handsomely rewarding fantasy owners in multiple categories on most nights, as borne out by his averages of 21.8 points, 12.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.4 blocks thus far in 2019.
Nurkic totaled 25 points (11-18 FG, 3-6 FT), 15 rebounds, and three assists in 31 minutes during Saturday's 110-101 victory over Houston.
Nurkic had another strong game Saturday, made all the more impressive by the fact he was up against Clint Capela. Nurkic ended with 25 points and 15 rebounds, however, failed to record a defensive stat. Nurkic has been fantastic over the past month and has rewarded those owners who showed patience early in the season.
Nurkic posted 22 points (9-14 FG, 4-6 FT), eight rebounds, three steals, an assist and a blocked shot across 30 minutes in Friday's 111-109 loss to the Thunder.
Although it wasn't near his eye=popping 24-point, 23-rebound night on New Year's Day, Nurkic has been a heater, averaging 21.6 points and 12.0 rebounds over the past five games. He's also enjoying career averages in almost every category this season, and every game seems to carry double-double potential for the center, who's now in his second full year in Portland. He'll face Clint Capela and the Rockets in a back-to-back game on Saturday.
Nurkic had 24 points (5-10 FG, 14-16 FT), 23 rebounds, seven assists, five steals, and five blocks in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 113-108 victory over the Kings.
Nurkic was simply amazing Tuesday, notching up a rare 5X5 game including career-high numbers in both rebounding and steals. The Kings frontcourt had no answer for Nurkic who had arguably the best all-around fantasy game of the season thus far. He is having himself a stellar campaign and with his much improved free-throw shooting, should be able to push for a top-40 finish.
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