A few weeks back, the Trail Blazers were my dark horse pick to come out of the West. Golden State and San Antonio are the most likely to advance, but I could see Portland giving anyone and everyone trouble.
Then Wesley Matthews went down for the season. That seemed to end any dream of a run to the Finals.
Now his replacement Arron Afflalo may miss some time after an injury suffered Thursday night, via Jabari Young of CSNNW.com.
On Friday we likely will get a timeline, after the MRI.
The injury happened with about five minutes left in the game, as he was battling with Stephen Curry for position on the right block. It seems a fairly innocent play, here is the best view I could find of it.
Afflalo tried to play it down after the game.
Portland is in a lot of trouble in the playoffs as it is without Matthews, to lose Afflalo would almost certainly make Portland one and done.
Hopefully, it is not that serious and he will not miss much time.