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Jusuf Nurkic posterizes Bol Bol with an incredible dunk in Blazers vs Nuggets

Gautham Balaji
|Fri Aug 07 2020

Jusuf Nurkic posterizes Bol Bol during the Blazers vs Nuggets match up, casting a small blot in the incredible Bubble restart the young rookie is having.

Jusuf Nurkic who was out with a leg injury has returned for the Trailblazers. Many feared that we would not be able to see the big man for a long time. With other factors also turning the odds, they are the current favourites to clinch the 8th position in the conference table.

Jusuf Nurkic posterizes Bol Bol

So, as the Denver Nuggets and Trailblazers squared-off tonight in Orlando, the big Centre for the Trailblazers started to attack the rim. Soon, he put Bol Bol on a poster dunk in the second quarter with 3 minutes to spare.

Nurkic has been slowly but surely feeling himself back into the NBA and this dunk over one of the rising stars would surely instil more confidence in him.

Bol Bol might have had good scrimmage games. However, the seeding games to make the playoffs are a whole new beast. Teams are relentless and the rookie will soon learn that. This poster dunk by Nurkic has sent social media in a frenzy. Nurkic has said that playing against his former team, the Nuggets is like facing any other team.

Damian Lillard once again led the shooting with an impressive 45 points in the 41 minutes he played. Nurkic, who put the works on Bol Bol grabbed 7 rebounds and 4 assists, finishing the game at 22 points. The ended tonight’s game against the Nuggets with a victory. The game ended 125-115.

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Nurkic has had an impressive Bubble restart and will want to continue his form into the final few seeding games. With Lillard firing on all cylinders, the Blazers support crew needs to keep the intensity up in order to ensure that final playoff spot.

Grizzlies, Blazers and the Suns(surprisingly) seem to be in that rut to clinch the 8th playoff spot. If Blazers keep doing what they are doing, they would be favourites to play the Lakers in round 1 of the playoffs.

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