HoopsHype Nicolas Batum Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: November 23, 2014 | 08:09 PM

Gary Washburn

#blazers beat #celtics 94-88, dropping BOS to 4-8. Green, Sullinger 19, Rondo 13; Aldridge 20, Kaman 16, Lillard, Batum 12.

Gary Washburn

#celtics trail #blazers 73-72 after 3Q. Rondo 14, Sullinger and Green 13; Aldridge 19, Kaman and Batum 12, Blake 9 in 15 min

Erik Gundersen

The Batum and RoLo two-man game has been great to start this second half for Portland. Tie game at 57.

Joe Freeman

End of 1st half (thankfully): Celtics lead #Blazers 49-44. LA has 11 pts, 7 rbs, on 4-13 shooting, Batum has 8 pts. Green has 12 for Boston.

Gary Washburn

#celtics lead #blazers 23-21 after 1Q; Rondo 8, Sullinger 7, Green 6, Olynyk 7 rebs; Batum 8, Lopez 5, Aldridge 4 pts, rebs.

Joe Freeman

Nicolas Batum keeping sluggish #Blazers close early. He's scored eight points in a row, Celtics lead 20-15 with 3:04 left in 1st Q.

Mike Richman

Pretty drive and finish with the left by Nic Batum. Rondo with an even better one on the other end.

Erik Gundersen

Batum said that with him coming back, Wes could be Wes. "He kept saying the last couple of games 'I have to be you.'"

Erik Gundersen

Batum with the first four points for the Blazers.

Mike Richman

Wes Matthews and Nic Batum getting shots up vine.co/v/OJ23T6T9MVM

Mike Richman

Stotts said Nicolas Batum will play/start tonight but "he probably won't play the same amount of minutes that he normally does."

Erik Gundersen

Blazers activate Nicolas Batum.

Mike Richman

Dwight Howard, like Nicolas Batum last week, is the latest player to get PRP injections twitter.com/RotowireATC/st…

Evan Fournier

Trop cest trop.Notre ami @Rudy Gobert qui affirme avoir un "nice mid-range game" dans @Fabrice Auclert.@edjacks @Nicolas Batum "im cold bru"

Erik Gundersen

Once again, Batum (knee) was a full go at practice. "He had a good day," according to Stotts.

Erik Gundersen

Batum has been on the court without a brace since media were allowed in to practice.

Mike Richman

Nicolas Batum doing shooting drills after practice with no brace.

Mike Richman

#Blazers forward Nicolas Batum set to return against Chicago Bulls s.oregonlive.com/w88KZnH

Erik Gundersen

At the last practice open to media the Batum was working out in a brace. Said he practiced without it today "and was fine."

Mike Richman

Nicolas Batum confirmed @Joe Freeman's report that he got a PRP injection on his knee. Said he had noticeable improvement 2 days after.

Erik Gundersen

Batum reiterates he should be able to play Friday against Chicago.

Joe Freeman

Nicolas Batum went through #Blazers practice today. Said he felt "no pain" in his knee and will play Friday vs. Bulls.

Joe Freeman

Trail #Blazers' @Nicolas Batum had PRP injections in right knee to help injury: oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Joe Freeman

Stotts has used creative lineups as #Blazers have won without Batum. Tonight a Blake, CJ, Wes, LA, Rolo 4thQ lineup sparks a comeback.

Mike Richman

Nicolas Batum chatting with fellow countryman Alexis Ajinça just before tip off. Ajinca will start at center for N.O. with Asik out.

Erik Gundersen

Batum said he should be okay for Friday against Chicago.

Erik Gundersen

As I wrote last wk Batum coming back tonight seemed like best-case scenario. "The plan is that he's not ready to play tonight," Stotts said.

Mike Richman

Stotts said Batum went through workouts and "wasn't ready." Batum had said yesterday medical staff was going to be cautious in clearing him.

Mike Richman

Terry Stotts confirms that Aldridge will play tonight but Batum is still out vs. New Orleans. Victor Claver moves back to inactive list

Nakia Hogan

Portland will be without SF Nikolas Batum (knee) but will have PF LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) tonight.

Erik Gundersen

Aldridge in, Batum out for Blazers tonight per Stotts.

Joe Freeman

LaMarcus Aldridge (upper respiratory illness) will play and Nicolas Batum (right knee contusion) will not play vs. NO.

Stefan Bondy

Nets should win tonight at home against a Miami team without Wade. But I also thought they should beat Portland without Aldridge and Batum.

Joe Freeman

For those asking about status of Aldridge/Batum vs. NO. Won't know for sure until about 5:15. Now, LA is questionable, Batum is doubtful.

Tim Bontemps

No Nicolas Batum and LaMarcus Aldridge just made Saturday's loss to Portland a more painful one: nypost.com/2014/11/16/net…

Mike Richman

#Blazers make it official Nicolas Batum (right knee) is doubtful and LaMarcus Aldridge (respiratory illness) is questionable vs. New Orleans

Erik Gundersen

Blazers officially make Batum (right knee contusion) doubtful for tomorrow and say Aldridge (illness) is questionable for Monday vs. Pels.

Mike Richman

Practice Report: LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum questionable to return for #Blazers Monday vs. New Orleans bit.ly/1sZDSRs

Mike Richman

Batum said the bruise on his right knee is the under the bone. He's feeling better but not 100%. He was wearing a soft brace post-practice

Mike Richman

Nicolas Batum (right knee contusion) was a full go in practice today but said he's still doubtful for tomorrow vs. Pelicans

Erik Gundersen

Batum said he's doubtful for tomorrow vs. Pels.

Erik Gundersen

Batum shooting jumpers now after putting a brace on his right knee. Looks like they are testing him a bit.

Erik Gundersen

Blazers practice: Nicolas Batum attempting to kick a ball with that right knee that's kept him out. LaMarcus taking jumpers with PFs.

Mike Richman

Not sure how much, but both Nicolas Batum and LaMarcus Aldridge are going through some of today's practice.

Dwight Jaynes

No Aldridge, Batum vs. Nets? No problem for Blazers! csnnw.com/blazers/no-ald…

Tim Bontemps

The Nets seemed to catch a break with no LaMarcus Aldridge or Nicolas Batum, but instead just suffered a painful loss nyp.st/11aqlQG

Tim Bontemps

Instead of taking advantage of LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum's absences, the Nets suffered a painful loss: nyp.st/11aqlQG

Erik Gundersen

Blazers win 97-87 without Aldridge and Batum. Lillard with 28, 10 assists, 5 rebs. RoLo with 10, 7 rebs + W. Brook w/ 21 pts, 4 feb + L.