Portland center Jusuf Nurkic out for Game 1 of playoffs

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic blocks the shot of Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Portland center Jusuf Nurkic is out for Game 1 of the Trail Blazers' playoff series at Golden State after missing the last seven games of the regular season with a non-displaced fracture in his right leg.

You can watch the game #LiveOnK2 at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on ABC.

Nurkic arrived at Oracle Arena on Sunday and made his way directly to the Blazers' locker room.

Coach Terry Stotts says Nurkic wasn't ready to return, and he will go with "center by committee" against the top-seeded Warriors.

Stotts says, "Hopefully he'll be back at some point in the series."

Golden State coach Steve Kerr quipped of Nurkic's absence: "How big is it? ... 270 and 7 feet.

"I was kind of expecting he would be out this game and I was kind of expecting he'd be back the next one."

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