Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic out for Game 1 against the Warriors

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland center Jusuf Nurkic has been ruled out for Game 1 of the first-round NBA playoff series between the Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors.

The game tips off Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Nurkic has missed seven games with a non-displaced right leg fracture.

There had been speculation Nurkic could return for the playoffs. He was seen shooting during warmups for the past two regular-season games, and he's walking with no apparent limp.

Nurkic, traded to Portland on Feb. 12 from the Denver Nuggets, was averaging 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 20 games with the Blazers. The Blazers went 15-5 in those 20 games.

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