Stotts: Jokic's elbow to Kanter's injured shoulder was 'uncalled for'

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The Nuggets were misfiring from every distance as they fell 97-90 to the visiting Trail Blazers on Wednesday night, squaring the series at 1-1 heading into Friday night's Game 3 in Portland.

NEED TO KNOW: CJ McCollum, who scored 41 points in 60 minutes, along with Lillard (58 minutes) and Kanter (56) are the Blazers who went the longest in Game 3. Clutch free throws from Seth Curry sealed the deal.

Jamal Murray will be fit for Game 3 of the Denver Nuggets' Western Conference semi-final against the Portland Trail Blazers despite being troubled by a thigh injury.

Jokic leads the Nuggets with 23.9 points per game in the playoffs.

Led by Damian Lillard, the Blazers are in Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs, against the Denver Nuggets.

"Fans in Turkey can watch all playoff games featuring Enes Kanter and the Portland Trail Blazers on NBA League Pass and NBA TV International", Tatum's statement read.

One big reason for Denver's struggles shooting the basketball was because their best player, Nikola Jokic, was only able to convert 7-of-17 shots from the field for 16 points.

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Game 4 of the series is set for Sunday night. "But we've got to do it for 48 minutes and that was the most disappointing thing about tonight - we brought it in the second half but in the first half it was not there". Just like some of their screens in the first two games, I don't think there was anything malicious to it - with Kanter getting tossed into Torrey Craig. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting.

But Hood's 26-foot 3-pointer gave Portland a 138-136 lead as time wound down.

The account instead translated the National Basketball Association main account's tweets, but removed any reference to Kanter, who scored 26 points in Game 1 and 15 points in Game 2 against the Nuggets.

"I have never been involved in a game like that in regular season or play-offs", said Blazers coach Terry Stotts.

When a player can literally skip into a game, they've got enough energy to bring life back to a team that was playing in quadruple overtime. He wore a clear mask after bloodying his nose in the second quarter.

"I'd like to take credit for that, but actually Moe was cramping up a little bit, so that was the reason for the substitution, but we did go to [Hood] a couple times".

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