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PORTLAND — Jusuf Nurkic had 32 points and 16 rebounds before suffering a gruesome left leg injury in the second overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the Brooklyn Nets 148-144 on Monday night.

Nurkic was hurt when his leg bent awkwardly as he battled for an offensive rebound. His leg was immobilized and he was removed on a stretcher while surrounded by members of both teams.

The Blazers pulled out the game without him to clinch a playoff berth, but the loss of its starting center having his best season could be devastating for a Portland team already playing without injured guard C.J. McCollum.

Damian Lillard finished with 31 points and 12 assists for Portland, while D’Angelo Russell had 39 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for Brooklyn.

There were 12 lead changes and 15 ties over the course of the game, with Portland leading 95-90 after three quarters.

The Nets, however, would storm back in the fourth thanks to the play of their bench.

Brooklyn took multiple leads in the final period, with their biggest coming at 112-102 with 6:07 left after a jumper by Caris LeVert.

Also Monday:

Magic 119, 76ers 98: ORLANDO, Fla. — Nikola Vucevic had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and Orlando held Philadelphia without a field goal for a stretch of nearly 12 minutes in a victory. Evan Fournier scored 24 points for the Magic, who outscored the 76ers 30-5 over a second-half stretch in which Philadelphia missed 15 straight shots.

Grizzlies 115, Thunder 103: MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bruno Caboclo scored a career-high 24 points, Tyler Dorsey added 21 and Memphis beat Oklahoma City. All five starters finished in double figures as the Grizzlies ended a two-game slide.

Jazz 125, Suns 92: SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gobert scored a season-high 27 points and set the single-season NBA dunk record to fuel Utah to a victory over Phoenix, which got 59 points from Devin Booker. The Suns guard topped his previous season high of 55, set in December in a triple-overtime loss to Washington.