Found January 19, 2012 on
NorthWest Sports Beat:
Is this team jinxed or what? Greg Oden, Brandon Roy, Marcus Camby and now Nicolas Batum.
Portland Trail Blazers forward Batum exited Wednesday's game at Atlanta due to an eye injury.
He only played nine minutes and did not score before he was hurt. X-rays came back negative.
He entered the game averaging 12.4 points and 4.6 rebounds on the season.
AFter the game The Blazers held a players-only meeting. LaMarcus Aldridge asked that media be held out of locker room so the team could talk.
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