April 21, 2018, 7:58 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic fouled out in 33 minutes on Saturday evening but had a productive game with 18 points (9-of-13 shooting), 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
The Blazers were looking dead in the water after three quarters but started posting Nurkic up on Nikola Mirotic to some effect. It would've been nicer to see earlier in the series, but that's another thing for Portland's decision makers to sift through in the coming days. Nurk was only on-and-off engaged for much of this series and struggled mightily at times with the unenviable Anthony Davis matchup. He's not the reason that the Blazers suffered a sweep here, but Nurkic wasn't always playing at the necessary levels either.