Nicolas Batum, CJ McCollum and Chris Kaman were all injured during the Portland Trail Blazers' loss to the Oklahoma Thunder.
Batum injured his knee in the first quarter and did not return. McCollum sprained his ankle late in the second quarter and sat out the rest of the game. Kaman left the game in the third quarter with a back injury.
The number of injured Blazers continues to grow. LaMarcus Aldridge, who has decided to put off thumb surgery until after the season, missed Monday's game with a foot sprain. Dorrell Wright fractured a bone in his hand two weeks ago and will miss four to six weeks. Portland announced Friday that Arron Afflalo will miss one to two weeks with a strained shoulder. Wesley Matthews is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon.
The Blazers' regular season finale is Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks and the playoffs begin on Saturday.
- Dan Gartland