Nicolas Batum News Archive
Batum (nose) played 43 minutes Sunday and finished with eight points (4-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt), 12 rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks.
Batum (nose) won't wear a protective mask during Sunday's game in Houston, the Blazers' official site reports.
Batum suffered a nasal contusion and did not break his nose in Friday's game and is expected to play on Sunday.
Batum did in fact suffer a broken nose in Friday's game, according to his agent, Bouna Ndiaye, CSN Northwest reports.
X-rays taken on Batum's nose Friday were negative, according to Joe Freeman of The Oregonian.
Batum continues to clean up the glass, setting a career high with 18 rebounds in Wednesday's win against the Hawks. He also mustered 14 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and one assist in 29 minutes.
Batum scored 17 points (6-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT) while grabbing 15 rebounds and dishing five assists in 38 minutes Monday.
Batum (illness) was able to record a double-double Sunday by finishing with 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocked shots in 36 minutes.
Batum (illness) will play in Sunday's game against the Timberwolves, the CSN Northwest reports.
Batum (stomach) started Friday against the Jazz but left the game and headed to the locker room in the first half. He was diagnosed with gastroenteritis according to the Oregonian.