The Missing Piece

Without Jusuf Nurkic, Portland can't rebound

May 08, 2019 - 8:52 am

If you're a Trail Blazers fan on Twitter you most certainly have come across the narritive that Portland cannot rebound during their Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Nuggets:


One reason that may be happening is the obvious; Jusuf Nurkic is missing. During Game 5, the Nuggets out rebounded the Blazers 70-55 (the majority of those coming on the defensive end). The problem is exacerbated even further due to Enes Kanter's shouler injury. If Denver continues to attack Kanter inside with Millsap, this series could be over on Thursday night at the Moda Center. 

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