Kyrie Irving hit that last jumper on Nic Batum, as if he isn't having a lousy enough season.
Irving waits until shot clock gets down to 5 secs, then starts move and nails pull-up 3 over Batum with 6.4 secs left. Cavs lead #97-94.
Last yr, LIllard canned long trey w/0.4 to play for 119-116 POR win; 2 yrs ago, Batum hit trey in front of Cavs bench for 118-117 POR win.
Batum has been solid: 7 pts, 3 asts, 2 stls, 2 rbs. He's 3-4 from field, 1-2 from deep.
Nicolas Batum is wearing an extra large wrap around his right wrist that extends almost all the way up to his elbow.
Quite the wrap on Batum's right wrist.
Blazers list Nic Batum (wrist) as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Cavs in Cleveland.
Blazers list Nicolas Batum (wrist) as questionable for Wednesday vs. Cleveland. Lopez and Freeland OUT.
Batum said he continued to play through the injury and continually re-aggravated it. Said he doesn't know if he will rest or play on trip
Nicolas Batum tells me tonight that he suffered a torn ligament on the outside of his right wrist in the Dec. 17 fall against Milwaukee
I asked Crabbe before the game if he was healthy since he wasn't playing a lot. And now he's starting at SF for Batum.
Nic Batum (wrist) will not play tonight per Terry Stotts. Chris Kaman is good to go. No word on who starts at SF yet.
Nic Batum will not play tonight because of his right wrist
No Batum tonight.
Chris Kaman (leg contusion) is questionable and Nicolas Batum (right wrist) is doubtful for Saturday against the Wizards.
This was sooo Barkley: During TNT video showing how Nic Batum hurt his hand/arm: "Nothing good happens when you try to play defense."
"Finally got my groove back and after the next day, bang. So…we’ll come back. We’ll be ok." - Nicolas Batum
Nic Batum re-aggravated same right wrist injury he's been battling. Said usually pain goes away after "2, 3 minutes" but not this time.
Batum said he hurt wrist in a 1st quarter fall. Has fallen on it before and played through pain. Not this time
Doesn't sound good re: Batum right wrist. Aggravation of old injury. Some swelling. Wearing brace.
Batum says he can't really use his wrist and doesn't know how much time he will miss. He's yet to get an MRI.
Batum said he landed with his weight on right wrist in the 1st half. Tried to play through it but couldn't. Doesn't know if he'll miss time
Nicolas Batum wearing a brace on his right wrist following the game.
Nic Batum outside the Blazers locker room wearing large brace on his right wrist/forearm. Stotts had no update
Blazers needed that. Another slam from Dame. Blazers up 72-67 going into the 4th with no Batum and no Aldridge.