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Portland Trail Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic suffers gruesome leg injury in win over Brooklyn Nets

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Portland Trail Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic suffered a serious leg injury in Tuesday's 148-144 double-overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Nurkic came down awkwardly in traffic with 2:22 remaining in the second overtime period after trying to tip in a missed shot, immediately falling to the floor. He was stretchered off by the medical staff and was given a huge ovation by the Portland crowd.

The 24-year-old recorded 32 points, 16 rebounds and five assists in the game.

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"It was tough to finish that game, knowing our big fella got hurt like that," guard Seth Curry said in his post-game interview on court.

Nurkic is enjoying a career season, averaging 15.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals for the fourth-seed Trail Blazers.

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