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With Nurkic back, Blazers' playoff push starts now 3 on 3 Blazers

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The long NBA layoff because of the coronavirus has actually helped the Portland Trail Blazers. That's because two key pieces of the team, big men Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins, are healthy and ready to play. Nurkic broke his leg last season and hadn't played since. Collins injured his shoulder earlier this season. The Blazers play their first game of the restart in the NBA bubble on Friday at 1 p.m. against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The long NBA layoff because of the coronavirus has actually helped the Portland Trail Blazers. That's because two key pieces of the team, big men Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins, are healthy and ready to play. Nurkic broke his leg last season and hadn't played since. Collins injured his shoulder earlier this season. The Blazers play their first game of the restart in the NBA bubble on Friday at 1 p.m. against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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