WATCH: Devin Booker Almost Gives Jusuf Nurkic a Concussion In Ugly Scenes During Suns vs Trail Blazers

Published 10/24/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


Portland Trail Blazers registered their first win of the season after beating Phoenix Suns 134-105. The Blazers led the Suns in all four quarters and won comfortably at the Moda Center. CJ McCollum (28 points) and Devin Booker (21 points) starred for their respective teams and gave the fans an exciting showcase.

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Devin Booker led the scoring chart for the Suns with 21 points from 28 mins but it wasn’t enough as the Suns lost their second game of the season.

Jan 1, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) reacts after making a three point basket against the Denver Nuggets in the fourth quarter at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

However, Devin Booker was trending on the internet for a different reason. Booker was involved in an incident with Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic in the first quarter of the game. His move in that incident almost gave Nurkic a concussion mid-game.

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Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker’s pull on Jusuf Nurkic almost ends in a concussion

In the 8th minute of the first quarter of the game against the Suns, Booker pulled down Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic in the air. Nurkic took a hard fall due to the pull and he ended up hitting his head on the wood.

As the Blazers led 9-8 in the 8th minutes, Booker tried to shoot, but CJ McCollum blocked his shot. After being blocked, Booker pulled down the Bosnian center with his right arm. As Nurkic’s head hit the wood, he almost had a concussion. But he was fine and played 25 mins, scoring 9 points.

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The first quarter ended in the favor of the Blazers as they lead 30-24. Booker had 9 points in the first quarter and shot 47.8% from the field. But the Suns failed to bounce back and were behind by 20 points at halftime. The Blazers had a 25-point lead over the Suns coming into the final quarter. They extended it to 35 and then brought their reserve players for the final 8 minutes of the game.

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After comfortably beating the Lakers, the Suns lost their second game of the season in a disappointing fashion. The Suns now face Sacramento Kings at home later this week.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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