PHOENIX SUNS

Suns’ Jusuf Nurkic to locker room after blow to head vs. Hawks

Mar 21, 2024, 9:26 PM

Jusuf Nurkic....

Jusuf Nurkic. (Photo by Jeremy Schnell.)

(Photo by Jeremy Schnell.)

Suns center Jusuf Nurkic left Thursday’s game midway through the third quarter after being inadvertently slapped in the head by Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela.

Capela, who was attempting to block a shot, was called for a foul on the play.

Nurkic had scored five points and grabbed six rebounds in 20 minutes before heading to the locker room with a towel against his head.

Drew Eubanks replaced Nurkic in the lineup and played well off the bench with seven points, four rebounds and three blocks through three periods. The Suns held a 96-93 lead after three quarters.

Nurkic returned to the Suns bench before the third quarter ended and was back on the floor at the start of the fourth quarter.

 

Phoenix Suns

Kyle Anderson #5 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks to pass during the second half of the NBA game...

Damon Allred

Minnesota’s Kyle Anderson leaves Game 1 vs. Suns with hip pointer

Timberwolves forward Kyle Anderson exited Game 1 against the Suns with a hip pointer injury and was ruled questionable to return. 

44 minutes ago

Devin Booker drives against Rudy Gobert...

Arizona Sports

Devin Booker creates space out of corner trap to cook Rudy Gobert in Game 1 of Suns-T-Wolves

Devin Booker caught the ball and turned his head off a cut in the second quarter of Game 1 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

1 hour ago

Kevin Durant and Anthony Edwards...

Arizona Sports

Full schedule: How to watch Suns-Timberwolves Game 1

The No. 6 seed Phoenix Suns will travel to meet the No. 3 Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

7 hours ago

Devin Booker and Kevin Durant...

Dan Bickley

Legacies are on the line for Suns stars entering the playoffs

Legacy is a central theme on the eve of the Suns’ 2023-24 postseason journey, starting with the reputation of Devin Booker.

20 hours ago

Karl-Anthony Towns posts up Kevin Durant...

Arizona Sports

Who’s the favorite? Our roundtable makes Suns-Wolves playoff series predictions

Let's make our predictions for the Phoenix Suns and the Minnesota Timberwolves' first-round playoff series.

24 hours ago

Rudy Gobert #27 of the Minnesota Timberwolves dunks the ball against Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoeni...

Kellan Olson

Who will win trade-off of Timberwolves’ size vs. Suns’ space?

The Minnesota Timberwolves' size and the Phoenix Suns' spacing will make for a fun stylistic clash in the NBA Playoffs.

1 day ago

Suns’ Jusuf Nurkic to locker room after blow to head vs. Hawks