March 7, 2017, 8:17 pm
Jusuf Nurkic continued his upward trend with 17 points (5-of-12 from the field), eight boards, four assists, one steal and four turnovers in 24 minutes against the Thunder on Tuesday.
The more impressive feat was Nurkic’s 7-of-8 from the charity stripe (49.6 percent from the season). He was great even in struggling with fouls tonight. He’s posted top-45 value since the break with averages of 14.8 points, 8.2 boards, 4.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.6 blocks on 53.7 percent from the field on 10.8 attempts. With the Blazers fighting for the playoffs, he should be strong from here on in.