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    NBA star Damian Lillard has just made his own pound-for-pound rankings in boxing, and interestingly, he has shuffled a lot of names compared to the official rankings of ESPN. After Teofimo Lopez’s win over Vasyl Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound list has been the talk of the town. All the divisions have their respective world champions, and they have constantly proven themselves. That said, it’s hard to pick the best out of them. However, Lillard has outlined his own rankings, putting several A-listers like Canelo Alvarez, Terence Crawford, Tyson Fury on his radar. While some of them have also made it to the official ESPN rankings, Lillard has added a few more boxers in his rankings. Here’s a look at it. NBA icon Damian Lillard reveals his pound-for-pound rankings in boxing The Portland Trail Blazers point-guard has recently tweeted out to put his pound-for-pound rankings on display. Like the ESPN rankings, Terence...
    Consistency is the key, and Damian Lillard’s entire career reflects just that. The Oakland born has worked his way up and shown tremendous MVP potential. He has played eight seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and a total of 55 post-season games. That’s a lot of experience in his kitty. In the Orlando Bubble, Dame was a brut force. He had four extraordinary games where he scored 40+ points. The man took the Mavs by storm with his 61-point game. As a result, the Blazers had won 7/9 seeding games inside the bubble even managed to scare the Lakers in Game 1. Put aside all these achievements, are there certain skills he still wants to pick? Yes! Damian Lillard and his wishlist Recently, a Twitter user tagged Damian Lillard and asked him to pick three qualities from any three legends of the game. Surprisingly, Dame picked just one retired...
    Getty Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard. After a tumultuous stint with the New York Jets, Le’Veon Bell is finally free to pursue other teams. He was once considered one of the top running backs in the NFL but his time with the Jets was disappointing, to say the least. However, his skill didn’t just disappear and he could rejuvenate his career if he joins the right team. According to NBA superstar and Las Vegas Raiders superfan Damian Lillard, Bell should head to Sin City. Josh Jacobs and you ????????‍♂️ https://t.co/CS2KFYZEK9 — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 14, 2020 Bell joining Josh Jacobs in the Raiders backfield would probably give the team the best pair of running backs in the NFL. Jacobs has improved in the passing game but he’s still not the consistent receiving threat he was expected to be. Bell would certainly bring that dynamic to...
    Despite being eliminated in the first round of the 2020 Playoffs, veteran small forward Carmelo Anthony remains interested in playing for the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2020-21 NBA season. It’s hardly a surprise that he still wants to stay in Portland. They were the team that picked him up and gave him the opportunity to prove to everyone in the league that he still has plenty of gas left in his tank. However, if he doesn’t want to retire without winning a championship title, re-signing with the Trail Blazers may not be the best option for Anthony in the 2020 free agency. If he wants a legitimate chance of winning his first championship ring in the 2020-21 NBA season, Preston Ellis of Bleacher Report believes that Melo should move on from Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers and join an “immediate contender” like the Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets,...
    Danny Green has come under a lot of fire for his crucial Game 5 miss. If he made that shot, the NBA season would have been over and the LA Lakers would be champions. However, he missed it and now we are hours away from Game 6. But there has been no respite for Green, who has been receiving death threats over his missed shot. NBA players have understandably been more supportive. This included one of the most clutch shooters in the NBA, Damian Lillard. Dame has hit some game-winning shots in the Playoffs before. However, so has Green. Green is one of the best shooters in NBA Finals history. While this Finals series against Miami has been hard for him, he has an impressive pedigree in those moments. Bro he just missed a shot. https://t.co/mcWzaKtWD5 — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 10, 2020 Lillard spoke to Hall of Famer David...
    Getty Danny Green guarding Damian Lillard. Despite a Game 5 loss, the Los Angeles Lakers still have control of the NBA Finals. There’s a very good shot they wrap up the series in Game 6. However, until that happens, Danny Green is going to be public enemy number one for the fan base. His missed 3-pointer at the end of Game 5 will live in infamy if the Lakers somehow blow the series. Green has already been the target of a ton of hate online but there have been those who have come to his defense. Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard understood why LeBron James trusted Green in the closing seconds of the game. “Danny Green is a 2x champion,” Lilliard said, per David Aldridge of The Athletic. “And has played with great players who have trusted him in big moments time and time again … he’s...
    With a chance to win the NBA Finals in five games, LeBron James opted to pass to Danny Green James would’ve had to take on a double-team, while Green was wide open from the top of the key. Upon further review, it was very clearly the right decision. Green’s precise three-point shooting is why the Lakers spent $30 million on him this offseason. He’s delivered in some clutch moments, but his inconsistency has drawn the ire of Lakers fans as well. Friday night won’t help matters.
    Getty LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James was the victim of some unfair criticism after he passed the ball to a wide-open Danny Green on a crucial possession in the final seconds of Game 5 that could have landed the Los Angeles Lakers an NBA title. Instead of forcing his own shot, James attracted a swarm of defenders and tossed the ball out to Green — a 40 percent shooter from 3-point range for his career. However, the slumping Green banked the shot off the front of the rim, and Lakers forward Markieff Morris turned the ball over shortly after securing an offensive rebound. ALL the latest Los Angeles Lakers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lakers newsletter here! “It’s one of the best shots that we could have gotten, I feel, in that fourth quarter, especially down the stretch with two...
    While the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat are engaging in an intense battle in the 2020 Finals, several crazy trade ideas have started surfacing in the league. These include the blockbuster deal that would send Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic to the Boston Celtics this fall. In the proposed scenario by Andrew Hughes of Fansided’s Hardwood Houdini, the Celtics would be sending a package that includes Kemba Walker, Gordon Hayward, a 2020 first-round pick, and a 2021 first-round pick to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Lillard, Nurkic, Trevor Ariza, and Rodney Hood. If they would be presented with such an offer in the 2020 offseason, it’s not hard to see Celtics President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Danny Ainge immediately pulling the trigger. Though it would cost them two important members of their core and a couple of first-rounders, Hughes believes that the proposed deal...
    Getty Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard. Though he didn’t score a single point until the fourth quarter, Rajon Rondo played a key role in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ Game 4 win over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. He scored some important points towards the end of the game and assisted Anthony Davis on the 3-pointer that sealed the game. Despite his disappointing regular season, Rondo has become a very important piece for the Lakers during the postseason. He was injured for Los Angeles’ first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers but Damian Lillard had something to say about Rondo after the Lakers’ latest win. Rondo a MF… — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 7, 2020 Now, it would seem that the tweet is meant as admiration for Rondo but it could mean a number of things. Lillard isn’t the type to start throwing shade at...
    When Marquese Chriss was a freshman at Pleasant Grove High School, he admits now that he didn’t do himself many favors as far as shedding his reputation as a lazy student. “Being a kid, you don’t really value the importance of school,” Chriss said. “I was just sleeping and not doing so great. But there were a lot of teachers that helped me. There were also some teachers that kind of (criticized) me.” Now the Warriors starting center, Chriss used the off time since the NBA season was canceled in March to write some of those memories down and record the song “I Remember” with his friend and Sacramento-based rapper 2kkhari. The promotional single for his first album Tip-Off, “I Remember,” (“As a little kid I used to want all that designer / and now I walk inside the store and I buy anything I wanted”) was...
    Carmelo Anthony and Damian Lillard are the two players in the Portland Trail Blazers who have a strong bond, both on and off-court. It was in November of last year when the Blazers finally got Anthony in the fold. He was already an established star who would be of great significance in the locker room, and his skills fit the Blazers’ needs perfectly. In a recent interview, Anthony couldn’t stop raving about his teammate, Lillard. Carmelo Anthony’s views on Damian Lillard Recently, on ‘The Old Man and The Three Podcast with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter’, Carmelo discussed his season with the Blazers. Firstly, Melo explained why his landing in the Blazers was the best outcome for him. “Portland to me, it was like for many reasons, not just basketball, I needed it. I needed that environment. I needed that peace and be in a place where I can sit...
    Getty Damian Lillard guarding LeBron James. Whether it’s because of his decisions to play for multiple teams or for being active in politics, LeBron James is one of the more polarizing athletes in sports. While nobody can deny the Los Angeles Lakers star is great, there are a number of people who consistently blast him for what he does off the court and his performances on it. Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has long been one of LeBron’s biggest defenders and he’s back at it. In response to a comment on Twitter about how LeBron is disrespected, Lillard agreed. Shit really crazy tho. https://t.co/RjG3JKZzET — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 2, 2020 No matter how many accomplishments LeBron gets, he always seems to have detractors. Whether it’s Kyrie Irving suggesting that he’s not clutch or Skip Bayless constantly taking shots at the star, he’s been widely criticized...
    Fans can often become very personal when defending their favorite teams or players. However, people should know better by now to not mess with Damian Lillard. The Portland Trail Blazers’ star is known for standing up to people and speaking his mind, and we got to witness that once again. The Blazers were initially quite hyped for Lillard’s ‘Dame Time’ performances. But when it comes down to facts, they did land eighth seed in the Western Conference and some people just won’t let that go. Blazers’ Damian Lillard agitated with fans Time and again, Lillard has come back with harsh responses to people criticizing him. Thus, even if it was a fan this time, Lillard was not one to sit down and take it. On twitter, Overtime shared a video of Lillard going through his combat workout. But some fans took shots at him and said that Damian would do...
    According to a new list of hypothetical trade suggestions, the Phoenix Suns could potentially end their lengthy playoff drought by acquiring Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard in a three-way deal that also involves the Golden State Warriors. On Thursday, Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley explained that the Suns came very close to qualifying for postseason play this season, despite shooting guard Devin Booker making his first All-Star team and Deandre Ayton continuing to develop in his second year after getting picked first overall in 2018. The team also finished with a perfect 8-0 record in the NBA’s Orlando bubble, but still fell short of qualifying for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. Considering how Booker had previously been quoted as saying that he’s “done with not making the playoffs,” Buckley suggested a three-way trade that would send Lillard to Phoenix, with the Trail Blazers getting Ricky Rubio and...
    Damian Lillard is a player who undoubtedly ranks as one of the Top-10 in the association. Dame is a certified baller who rose through the ranks thanks to his impeccable talent. He’s the best player in Portland, and one of the better point guards in the league. But the 30-year-old is unhappy that people still doubt his talents and put him below the likes of Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook.  Dame Lillard came into the league in 2012 and wasted no time in creating an impact. He averaged 19.0 points per game as a rookie and soared over the line to win the Rookie of the Year award in 2013, defeating Anthony Davis.  Ever since his rookie year, there’s been a steady improvement in Dame’s game, and his stats can vouch for the same. He’s undeniably one of the best PGs in the game, but does Lillard get the...
    The one debate that will remain never-ending is the NBA’s greatest players of all time.  We hold players at different pedestals because our opinions vary but when Philadelphia 76er’s legend names his favorite players, we can’t help but be all ear’s. Little did we know that the great Allen Iverson holds the Portland Trail Blazers’ star Damian Lillard at very high regard. Blazers’ Damian Lillard has left a mark on Allen Iverson The NBA legend came together with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on Showtime’s ‘All The Smoke’ Podcast. They sat and discussed topics like what it was like to play against the deadly Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, how the game has evolved over the years, and so on. Although one topic really stood out was Iverson listing out his favorites of all time and one unexpected player that made it to the list was our very own Damian...
    Shoe-Deals and endorsements are a part and parcel of being an NBA Player. However, these added perks come with being one of the best point guards in the NBA. It’s none other than Damian Lillard who has landed himself a series of endorsement deals and has his own shoe line with Adidas. Lillard has shown keen interest in wrestling over the years, which became evident when he released Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Dame 6’s earlier this year. Now, Lillard’s Dame 7 ‘Ric Flair’ will feature aesthetics belonging to another legendary wrestler, Ric Flair, who even took to Twitter to show off the vibrant pair. Brand new Dame 7 showcases Ric Flair Ric Flair went on social media to announce his latest collaboration with Adidas. These shoes are an interesting and vibrant outlook on NBA All-Star Damian Lillard’s shoes. The professional wrestler signed with the sports-wear giant last year and has...
    The Los Angeles Clippers were arguably the biggest disappointments of the year. They were heavy favorites to win a ring this year. Most importantly, they remained in the news for their penchant to portray themselves as better than the other teams in the league. However, in reality, the Denver Nuggets suffocated them in the WCSF. Many sports pundits and fans were predicting the ‘Battle of LA’ in the WCF. While the Lakers held their end of the deal, the Clippers collapsed under pressure and choked. As a result, they turned into instant meme material for everyone, especially NBA players. Blazers superstar Damian Lillard tweeted regarding the Clippers, in particular about Pat Beverley, following the embarrassing defeat. ???????????????????????????????????????????? https://t.co/zV6N8qV2wp — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 16, 2020 Look good to me https://t.co/nw3YU9TKFl — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 16, 2020 ???????????????????????????????????????????? https://t.co/zV6N8qV2wp — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 16, 2020 Damian Lillard roasted the...
    The Los Angeles Clippers are out of the playoffs! They couldn’t overcome the Denver Nuggets in the WCSF and will now be heading back to LA. Moreover, the biggest surprise is that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George blew a 3-1 lead. As a result, NBA fans have been stripped off a chance of seeing LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard lock horns at the WCF. Leonard was averaging nearly 30 points per game in the postseason, but the story was different against the Nuggets. The Nuggets held the Klaw to just 14 points in the most important game of the series. This abysmal performance by Kawhi included him going scoreless in the fourth quarter. Combining this with PG13’s 10 point scoring night, fans are slandering the duo non-stop on social media. Honestly, the Clippers were expected to win it all with such a well-rounded squad, But when every player goes cold...
    Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum ripped the Clippers. The Los Angeles Clippers authored one of the greatest choke jobs in the history of basketball, blowing a 3-1 lead to Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic, and the Denver Nuggets despite holding a double-digit lead in each of the last three games. While every Western Conference rival sitting at home had to love LA’s struggles, the Portland Trail Blazers took some perverse glee in seeing the Clippers crash out. After Clippers guard Patrick Beverley mocked Portland’s exit from the NBA bubble, Damian Lillard sarcastically welcomed Beverley along for the journey, as he hasn’t finalized his travel plans yet. @patbev21 I guess I should extend this Cancun invite since I haven’t made my arrangements yet ???????????? — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 16, 2020 CJ McCollum poked fun at the Clippers voting against playing the rest of the season after the Jacob Blake shooting,...
    NBA Twitter lit up on Tuesday night after the Nuggets completed their stunning comeback from a 3-1 deficit against the Clippers. And the chorus of Clippers hate was led by Blazers stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum with Patrick Beverley and Paul George the main targets for the sharpshooting guards. The rivalry between the teams escalated last month in the NBA bubble after George taunted Lillard for missing late free throws in a seeding game. Then, just as now, the hate spilled onto social media. It was a particularly rough NBA bubble experience for George, whose inconsistent play is one of the main reasons the Clippers are leaving Disney World and headed in the direction of Disney Land. That continued on Tuesday night when George shot 4-of-16, including 2-of-11 on 3-pointers, to finish with 10 points. One particular shot caught Lillard’s eye, remarking “looks good to me” when the...
    NBA Twitter lit up on Tuesday night after the Nuggets completed their stunning comeback from a 3-1 deficit against the Clippers. And the chorus of Clippers hate was led by Blazers stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum with Patrick Beverley and Paul George the main targets for the sharpshooting guards. I’ll bring the wine ???? . Weather nice as ever too https://t.co/oE0d6gPBPy — CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 16, 2020 The rivalry between the teams escalated last month in the NBA bubble after George taunted Lillard for missing late free throws in a seeding game. Then, just as now, the hate spilled onto social media. GOD DAMN pic.twitter.com/P8mijbuFZL — Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) August 8, 2020 It was a particularly rough NBA bubble experience for George, whose inconsistent play is one of the main reasons the Clippers are leaving Disney World and headed in the direction of Disney...
    Hurricane Sally strengthens to Category 2 as it nears landfall, bringing life-threatening flooding McDonalds Travis Scott Meal proves to be more popular than expected, leading to shortages and upcoming change Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum mercilessly roasted the Los Angeles Clippers after their stunning Game 7 collapse © Provided by INSIDER Kawhi Leonard. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images The Los Angeles Clippers fell apart in Game 7 of their series against the Denver Nuggets in disastrous fashion. Stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George completely no-showed in the fourth quarter of a must-win game, as the Clippers lost 104-89. Blazers stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum joined the rest of NBA Twitter in roasting the Clippers for their stunning collapse. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Los Angeles Clippers completed their collapse on Tuesday night, losing to the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals...
    Clippers guard Patrick Beverley successfully got into Damian Lillard’s head last month by mocking him from the bench after Lillard missed clutch free throws. On Tuesday, Lillard had a response typed out and ready to send. When Los Angeles officially blew its 3-1 series lead to the Nuggets by losing Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals, Lillard fired off his tweet mocking Beverley and the Clippers. He referenced a prior jab from Beverley about the Trail Blazers vacationing in Cancun after being eliminated. “I guess I should extend this Cancun invite since I haven’t made my arrangements yet,” Lillard wrote. @patbev21 I guess I should extend this Cancun invite since I haven’t made my arrangements yet ???????????? — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 16, 2020 MORE: Lillard calls Clippers “chumps” Lillard’s backcourt partner CJ McCollum joined in on the social media onslaught against LA. He did so kicking back with a glass...
    Officials praise anti-crime initiative. Some in Kansas City are skeptical. McDonalds Travis Scott Meal proves to be more popular than expected, leading to shortages and upcoming change Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum clown Clippers on Twitter after series loss The Los Angeles Clippers went out with a whimper in Game 7 against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, and the Portland Trail Blazers had a lot of fun mocking them. © Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports Portland Trail Blazers guards CJ McCollum (left) and guard Damian Lillard had a lot of fun at the Clippers' expense Tuesday night. Blazers guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum traded jokes on Twitter at the Clippers’ expense after watching them blow a 3-1 series lead and lose Game 7 of their series with Denver. McCollum joked about the Clippers needing to join them in Cabo because they were going on vacation early. Yoooo @Dame_Lillard you got...
    When Damian Lillard is not busy on the court, he makes time to showcase his talent in the music world. Just a while back, Lillard’s team, the Portland Trail Blazers were just sent back packing from the Orlando Bubble by the Los Angeles Lakers. While most expected Lillard to single-handedly beat the Lakers, it didn’t work out. However, better things were waiting out there for our star player. He has used the offseason to his disposal and has come out with a new single to honor the legendary late Kobe Bryant. Damian Lillard honored to pay tribute to the legend The title of the new single released is “Kobe” itself. This track features Snoop Dogg and Derrick Milano. It says a lot about these great artists who have come together to pay tribute to the NBA Legend. Lillard went on to share all the information about it on his twitter...
    Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard released a new song paying tribute to the late Kobe Bryant on Friday with a little help from Snoop Dogg. Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, also known as Dame D.O.L.L.A., released a song honoring the late Kobe Bryant on Friday, with the legendary Snoop Dogg joining in as a featured artist. The song, entitled “Kobe,” speaks about Bryant’s influence on Lillard’s development as a basketball player and honored the Black Mamba’s incredible career by speaking about his accomplishments and killer instinct on the court. My Kobe tribute track featuring @SnoopDogg and @DerrickMilano just hit all major streaming services. ???????? ????: https://t.co/KWDDkVwe1s pic.twitter.com/UJzmnsET6h — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 11, 2020 Lillard first announced the song via Twitter on Aug. 24, but it became available on streaming platforms just after midnight on Friday. With both Lillard and Bryant gracing their respective covers of...
    Now that the Portland Trail Blazers are out of the 2020 playoffs run, the Defensive Player of the Year has more time for himself. We all know Damian Lillard is one of those players who always voices his opinions openly. He gives back to people who critique him unreasonably and stands for what he feels is right. Another such incident took place surrounding Denver Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. In a press conference post their LA Clippers loss, Porter was seen making comments about certain adjustments he wants the coach to make. These statements did not go down well with Damian, who instantly established his stance on Twitter. However, Damian’s point of view was also not received well by the audience. Damian Lillard objects to Porter’s jabs at Nuggets coach As most people would agree, Michael Porter Jr. is an asset to the Nuggets. He is one of those bench players...
    Damian Lillard was having none of Michael Porter Jr.’s demands. The Denver Nuggets are on the brink of elimination in the Western Conference semifinals, as the 1-2 punch of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic have found themselves overwhelmed by Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and the Los Angeles Clippers to the tune of a 3-1 deficit after four games. Desperate to do something to switch up the Nuggets‘ fortunes, wing scorer Michael Porter Jr. has asked to be more involved offensively rather than letting Jokic and Murray take turns down the floor. Lillard took issue with Porter asking for more touches on offense, replying to the original clip with “smdh” before declaring that Porter was “wrong” in a follow-up tweet Smdh … https://t.co/uNwDxmJgQ2 — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 10, 2020 Michael Porter Jr. has actually been playing well in this series on offenseThe Nuggets needed someone to take the pressure off...
    The NBA 2K21 current-gen edition is out for sale and this year it was Damian Lillard’s turn to shine as the cover athlete. Lillard has been in the league for nearly a decade and has been a great leader for the Portland Trail Blazers. Even this year, Lillard willed his team to the NBA playoffs against all odds. But his efforts were not enough to get past the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. Although Dame’s season is over, he has earned the respect of fans all around the globe. Ronnie 2K was among those fans as he appreciated Lillard’s attitude both on and off the court. He said: “2K Game Time = Dame Time Had such a pleasure of getting to know you over past few years as the great dude you are alongside the amazing ball player. Thanks for representing 2K as our cover...
    California pastor holds rally in defiance of COVID guidelines Four iconic NYC restaurants closed by the pandemic Damian Lillard, NBA 2K21 cover athlete, has complaint about game Even the man gracing the cover of “NBA 2K21” cannot seem to get the hang of the game’s new shot meter. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Damian Lillard, as the cover athlete, is shedding some light on a serious flaw in this year’s edition. Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard tweeted his initial thoughts on the newly released game this week. Lillard said that he was struggling with the new shot meter and had not even made a free throw yet. Am I the only one struggling with this shot meter and I ain’t made a free throw yet — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 4, 2020 Previous editions of “NBA 2K” had a vertical shot meter that a user had to fill...
    NBA 2K21 released on the 4th of September to a tepid reaction. While fans have appreciated the changes to multiplayer modes like MyTeam and the neighbourhood, single-player modes are neglected. MyLeague and MyGM continue to remain virtually unchanged. The game feels like just a cosmetic upgrade from NBA 2K20. Nothing is different. Well, not nothing. While the game is similar, there is one major tweak. Fans have complained about the lack of a skill gap in the game for a long time. The simulation-style made the game feel like just a combination of shot odds. To fix this, 2K changed the shot meter. The new shot meter isn’t as easy to use, as you not only have to time your shot but also give it direction. The change was lambasted during the demo, but it doesn’t seem like it was patched out. Now, the cover star of the current gen,...
    Getty Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. Stephon Marbury went on Instagram Reside final month and praised the play of Portland Path Blazers level guard, Damian Lillard after Lillard scored totaled 34 factors, 5 rebounds and 5 assists within the Blazers’ recreation one 100-93 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on August 13. Heavy on Lakers With Scoop B and Stephon MarburyFormer NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury joins Heavy.com’s Heavy on Lakers with Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson. Marbury discusses NBA gamers boycotting playoff video games to protest towards police violence and racial injustice; why he thinks Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant have been higher gamers than LeBron James; how he feels about Stephen A. Smith and different non-players commenting on NBA points; and what it has been like residing in China amid the coronavirus pandemic.2020-08-27T19:42:42Z “Are you actually mad as a result of I mentioned...
    Getty Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. Stephon Marbury went on Instagram Live last month and praised the play of Portland Trail Blazers point guard, Damian Lillard after Lillard scored totaled 34 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the Blazers’ game one 100-93 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on August 13. Heavy on Lakers With Scoop B and Stephon MarburyFormer NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury joins Heavy.coms Heavy on Lakers with Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson. Marbury discusses NBA players boycotting playoff games to protest against police violence and racial injustice; why he thinks Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant were better players than LeBron James; how he feels about Stephen A. Smith and other non-players commenting on NBA issues; and what its been like living in China amid the coronavirus pandemic.2020-08-27T19:42:42Z “Are you really mad because I said Dame Lillard is the best basketball player in the NBA...
    The best beach movies of all time We are outnumbered — cybersecurity pros face a huge staffing shortage as attacks surge during the pandemic Lonzo Ball appreciates the support from Damian Lillard Lonzo Ball still has plenty of believers around the NBA, including some of the game’s biggest stars. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Lonzo appreciates Lillard's faith. Damian Lillard named the New Orleans Pelicans guard as one of his picks to take a big step forward next season when asked by a fan. This didn’t escape Ball’s notice, and he offered up thanks on social media. Respect — Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) September 4, 2020 There is some evidence that Ball was already starting to break out this season. A lot of that was undone, however, by a poor bubble performance that saw his dedication questioned. That alone means he has a lot to prove next season. For what...
    There is no player who ever forgets their welcome moment to the NBA. It is one of those defining moments of their career that eventually molds them into who they are. What’s better than legends like Damian Lillard and Kobe Bryant being part of that moment? Can it get any better than that? Former Los Angeles Lakers Point guard D’Angelo Russell recently shared his welcome moment in the NBA against the Portland Trail Blazers. Let’s hear out the incredible story! D’Angelo Russell’s favorite story On The Old Man and The Three Podcast with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter, JJ Redick asked Russell, “What was your first welcome to the NBA on the court? Was there somebody you played against very early on where you were kind of like either I can’t believe I’m here or they just locked you up or they scored on you or something you were...
    When we say the phrase Dame time, can you recollect what it’s about? Of course you can. Who doesn’t know the Portland Trail Blazers star point guard, Damian Lillard. His existence in itself makes the other team tremble. Even his performance this season has been phenomenal so far but the Blazers have faced a setback with his exit from the Orlando Bubble due to a knee injury. Without their leader, they will face a tough time against the Los Angeles Lakers. Keeping all that aside, let’s focus on something else about Lillard that may have also risen questions for you. Why do you think he wears the No. O on his jersey? Damian Lillard and the story of his jersey No. O A lot of times, numbers really mean something to athletes and Lillard is no exception to this. The fascinating thing about his choice is that it’s not...
    NBA 2K21 releases in just about a week. The hype for the game is high, especially after the new Neighbourhood and MyCareer trailer was released. However, fans of single-player modes like MyLeague and MyGM are still waiting for updates. The new game is bound to have it’s drawbacks, with more production focus being put into the next generation consoles. NBA 2K has made some aesthetic changes to the game. Along with the obvious updates in lighting, the game has added more jump shot animations. Rather than having the usually dull animations, with the occasional super excited reaction, the game will have more exciting new animations. The biggest additions revealed by 2K are Damian Lillard’s ‘bye-bye’ shot and LeBron James’s powder celebration. That isn’t his shot reaction but is in homage to his pre-game powder toss. There are other additions as well. 6⃣ Days left until #2KDay Today we’re giving...
    Intentional Burning of Jewish Campus Community Center Under Investigation Looking for solution to winter outdoor dining, Chicago launches contest with $5K prize 2012 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been It was merely eight years ago when the Golden State Warriors got away with one of the biggest draft heists in recent NBA history, landing Draymond Green, the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year and a three-time champion, with the No. 35 pick. © Provided by HoopsHype Damian Lillard vs. Anthony Davis Of course, even Golden State had no idea what they were getting in Green, considering even they passed on him at pick 30, where they went with Festus Ezeli instead. Even so, that’s great work by the Warriors landing such a steal in the second round. The top pick that year, Anthony Davis, has definitely reached his massive potential, while Damian Lillard, the No. 6 pick,...
    One of the toughest hurdles for the NBA players in the Orlando Bubble was staying away from their families and friends. Naturally, the isolation impacts each and everyone in their own way. However, Damian Lillard has been able to breathe a sigh of relief now that he has left the bubble. Even though the reason for leaving might be very bad news for the Portland Trail Blazers, Lillard looked happy with his decision. Damian Lillard reunited with his son Lillard first suffered a broken index finger in game 2 of the series against Los Angeles Lakers. Although, this did not cost him any games. It took a turn for the worse when Lillard suffered a knee injury during game 4. This was a non-contact injury, but he was declared out for Game 5. After hearing about his unavailability in game 5, it made everyone worry about the Blazers’ future...
    Damian Lillard injured his right knee in the game 4 of Lakers vs Blazers clash. Lillard was already ruled out for game 5 of the series in order to have his leg further examined. But the game has been postponed till Friday and it might be good news for the Blazers dugout. The Blazers are already down 3-1 in the series and an extended period of rest could help in healing Lillard’s injured knee. According to Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, Lillard’s injury is not that fatal. “Blazers guard Damian Lillard on way to Portland to see team doctors, but source said no surgery is expected on his injured knee.” said Spears. Blazers guard Damian Lillard on way to Portland to see team doctors, but source said no surgery is expected on his injured knee. — Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) August 27, 2020 The postponing of games could turn out to be...
    2020 NBA Playoffs The point guard will return to Portland for more tests Damian Lillard, in a game with the Blazers. . All the controversy over the suspension of the NBA day has overshadowed other news that the best basketball league in the world has left. One of those has come from the hand of the Portland Trail Blazers, who have confirmed that their star point guard Damian Lillard will leave the Orlando bubble to return to Portland for more thorough examinations of his right knee injury. Damian Lillard will leave the NBA campus in Orlando on Thursday & return to Portland for further examination of his injured right knee. Lillards availability to return to the Orlando campus is yet to be determined. Further updates will be provided as necessary. ? Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) August 27, 2020 Lillard’s return, who was injured in the fourth game of...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson stuns with comment on Kenosha shootings What is the plan? NYC restaurant owners plead for clarity on when indoor dining can resume Damian Lillard says report about LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard is false Damian Lillard seems to be calling b.s. on a report about LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Damian Lillard seems to be calling B.S. on a report about LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard. The Los Angeles Times’ Brad Turner reported on Wednesday night that James and Leonard spoke at the NBA players’ meeting and were adamant about not playing the rest of the NBA playoffs. Sources: Lakers forward LeBron James and Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard both spoke up in the players meeting Wednesday night and were adamant about not playing the rest of the playoffs and they wanted change. The players will have another meeting at 11...
    Getty Anthony Davis guarding Damian Lillard. Through just one season with the team, Anthony Davis feels like he was always supposed to be a Los Angeles Laker. While the fit has been perfect, he almost wasn’t the team’s big addition of last offseason. The New Orleans Pelicans didn’t want to do business with the Lakers so it made landing the superstar big man more difficult. That led to the team turning their sights towards Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard, according to Sam Amick of The Athletic: A source with knowledge of Lillard’s situation said there was Lakers interest in a superstar pairing with Lillard and LeBron James before the Davis deal went down in June 2019. What’s more, the source said there was a Brooklyn Nets scenario that never evolved which could have paired Kevin Durant with Lillard last summer if only he’d shown any interest (this...
    LeBron James led Los Angeles Lakers, blew out the Portland Trail Blazers in yesterday’s game 4 clash. The Lakers took a 3-1 lead over them, but Damian Lillard‘s presence is more than enough for Blazers to have little hope. However, after injuring his left index finger earlier in the series, Lillard picked up another injury in game 4. He picked up this injury late in the third quarter while driving to the lane. Lillard left the court limping and did not return for the rest of the game. Lillard’s first MRI was inclusive, but the second MRI confirms that Lillard is out for the game 5 matchup against the Lakers. He has a right knee sprain and it won’t be healed in time for Game 5. Chris Haynes from Yahoo Sports gave us a clearer picture of Dame’s situation. He said: “Odds drastically slim of Portland extending series to six...
    Wisconsin Governor Declares State of Emergency: Protest Wrap A regional supermarket chain just filed for bankruptcy despite surging grocery sales Is Damian Lillards injury the end for this version of the Trail Blazers? Portland Trail Blazers stud guard Damian Lillard injured his knee during Monday’s blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of their first-round NBA playoff series. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will miss Game 5. Lillard’s injury looked bad as it happened. We now have expected news on this front. The All-Star guard will miss Game 5 against the Lakers on Wednesday evening in Orlando with a right knee sprain. Portland's Damian Lillard has been diagnosed with a right knee sprain and will miss Game 5 against Lakers.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 25, 2020 Down 3-1 in the series and coming off a 20-point loss to Los Angeles...
    Getty Portland Path Blazers star Damian Lillard. Simply when it was wanting like these couldn’t get a lot worse for the Portland Path Blazers, they drop doubtlessly their most devastating information of the 12 months. Based on the staff, star guard Damian Lillard sprained his knee and gained’t be capable of play in Recreation 5 versus the Los Angeles Lakers. The outcomes of a second MRI affirm Damian Lillard with a proper knee sprain. Lillard is listed as out for Recreation 5. — Portland Path Blazers (@trailblazers) August 25, 2020 This comes shortly after Lillard was capable of play by way of a dislocated finger he suffered in Recreation 2. He’s been battling ever for the reason that Blazers bought into the bubble and even gained the MVP award for the seeding video games. Lillard has put collectively one of the vital...
    Damian Lillard suffered a knee injury in the Blazers’ rough Game 4 loss to LA The Blazers’ struggles could very well carry over to Game 5, as Portland had little to no answer to LeBron James’ sheer willpower to give the Lakers a commanding 3-1 lead on Kobe Bryant day, honoring the Mamba the best way he knows how — with a dominating performance in his name. The Lakers won handily, and James dropped 30 points and 10 assists rather casually, and Los Angeles was never really challenged thanks mostly to The King and Davis, who poured in 18 of his own in just 18 minutes due to an injury. For the Blazers, however, the most concerning development was Lillard’s injury. Dame was already dealing with a finger issue in his non-shooting hand, but will now be forced out of Game 5, per Shams Charania.Can the Blazers survive another Lakers...
    Getty Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard. Just when it was looking like these couldn’t get much worse for the Portland Trail Blazers, they drop potentially their most devastating news of the year. According to the team, star guard Damian Lillard sprained his knee and won’t be able to play in Game 5 versus the Los Angeles Lakers. The results of a second MRI confirm Damian Lillard with a right knee sprain. Lillard is listed as out for Game 5. — Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) August 25, 2020 This comes shortly after Lillard was able to play through a dislocated finger he suffered in Game 2. He’s been battling ever since the Blazers got into the bubble and even won the MVP award for the seeding games. Lillard has put together one of the most impressive runs in NBA history. Unless a miracle happens, it looks like...
    Damian Lillard exited Monday’s Game 4 against the Lakers with a right knee injury, causing him to miss a quarter-plus of the Trail Blazers’ 135-115 loss. The injury seemed to occur late in the third quarter as Lillard attempted to drive to the basket. As he planted his right leg, his knee buckled slightly and seemed to cause him trouble after. NBA PLAYOFFS: TV schedule, scores, results for Round 1 Portland coach Terry Stotts had little to offer in terms of updates on Lillard’s status after the game, saying only that he “injured his right knee and that he’s getting an MRI.” The Trail Blazers will need Lillard to return if they want to keep their comeback hopes alive against the top-seeded Lakers; Portland is 0-11 all-time when trailing 3-1 in the playoffs. Lillard averaged 28.7 points over the first three games of the series, including 34 points...
    Wisconsin protesters rally for second night against shocking and outrageous police shooting of Jacob Blake This is the only reason you should pay more for groceries Damian Lillard reportedly undergoing MRI on right knee after leaving Blazers-Lakers Game 4 The Portland Trail Blazers were pummeled 135-115 by the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series, and they now have even bigger concerns. © Provided by The Comeback Blazers superstar Damian Lillard left Monday night’s game with a non-contact knee injury suffered in the third quarter. Another look at Damian Lillard's non-contact knee injury pic.twitter.com/263IjR9C3e — NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) August 25, 2020 Damian Lillard left the court with an apparent leg injury. pic.twitter.com/GXG8Iq44or — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 25, 2020 According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, Lillard is undergoing an MRI on his right knee. Yahoo Sources: Portland star Damian Lillard is undergoing an MRI...
    The Los Angeles Lakers dominated Game 4 against the Portland Trail Blazers from start to finish. The Los Angeles Lakers wanted to make Kobe Bryant proud on “Mamba Day,” and they did just that in Game 4, leading from start to finish to take a commanding 3-1 lead in this first-round playoff series. The Portland Trail Blazers sucker-punched the Lakers in Game 1, but ever since then, the top seed in the Western Conference has looked more like their fully dominant selves, especially against a flawed 8-seed that is having problems stopping anyone at the moment and may have just lost their best player to a knee injury. LeBron James led the way with 30 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds on 10-of-12 shooting, while Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma chipped in 18 points apiece in limited minutes. The Blazers were led by 20 points and 13 rebounds from Jusuf...
    Damian Lillard exited Game 4 with an apparent leg injury. Game 4 went from bad to worse to downright awful when Damian Lillard exited late in the third quarter with an apparent leg injury. Given that the Los Angeles Lakers were up by 29 points at halftime and 25 at the end of the third quarter, it’s not surprising the Portland Trail Blazers kept him on the sidelines for the rest of the game. Now they’ll await further diagnosis as they prepare to stave off elimination in Game 5. It was labeled as a right knee injury, he was ruled out for the rest of the game and he will receive an MRI to determine the extent of the injury. Damian Lillard left the court with an apparent leg injury. pic.twitter.com/GXG8Iq44or — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 25, 2020 Yahoo Sources: Portland star Damian Lillard is undergoing an MRI on his...
    The Los Angeles Lakers put away all doubts about their abilities to rest on Thursday’s game 2 of the playoffs. They blew the Portland Trail Blazers right out of the water with a 111-88 victory. Anthony Davis‘ whopping come back from Game 1 was a sight for sore eyes. He bagged 31 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and absolutely killed it defensively. The Blazers have to hit back with a stronger response to this game. However, this could be tricky with Damian Lillard’s status probable for the next game. Damian Lillard reveals what Lakers were trying to do Unfortunately for the Blazers, Lillard dislocated his left index finger in the third quarter. His availability for the game on Saturday remains clouded in mystery. Even if he does, it’s quite unlikely to play in the same form that he did before. During game 1, the Lakers were having a hard time stopping Damian...
    Damian Lillard is not going to miss Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Portland Trail Blazers were embarrassed by the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. The final score of 111-88 took away the excitement from Game 1 and showed why the Lakers are the top seed in the West. Damian Lillard did not play up to his bubble expectations, finishing with 18 points in 30 minutes. His night got even worse when it was announced he had a dislocated finger. It will take more than this finger injury to keep Lillard off the court and he insinuated that following the game. Blazers head coach Terry Stotts confirmed that news Friday. Terry Stotts says Damian Lillard is receiving treatment on his dislocated finger but will play in Saturdays Game 3 against the Lakers. https://t.co/dengFHDjU8 pic.twitter.com/1zP1aNjDBj — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 21, 2020 Damian Lillard will not be held out for...
    Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard insisted he would continue playing despite dislocating his finger. Lillard dislocated his finger as the Trail Blazers fell to the Lakers 111-88 Thursday, leaving their Western Conference first-round series at 1-1. The star guard had 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting and admitted to some discomfort with the finger. NBA PLAYOFFS: Bracket | Schedule | Explaining the bubble “It’s just sore, a little bit tender to the touch and dislocated it so it’s just sore, a little bit swollen and uncomfortable,” Lillard said after the game. However, Lillard left no doubt about his status moving forward. “I’m playing,” Lillard said. MORE: Charles Barkley rips Skip Bayless over Lillard comments Lillard’s X-rays on his finger were negative after the game. Portland’s Damian Lillard has suffered a dislocated left index finger. X-rays negative. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 21, 2020 But Lillard worried for a...
    At least 5 people killed in Northern California wildfires The FDA Just Released This New COVID Food Safety Checklist Blazers Damian Lillard vows to play in Game 3 after dislocating left index finger LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard offered a definitive answer on his status for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday after dislocating his left index finger. © Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images Damian Lillard watches the fourth quarter with his dislocated left index finger taped. "I'm playing," Lillard said.  Lillard left the court at the end of the third quarter to receive treatment and a splint on his left and middle index fingers. Though x-rays turned out negative, the Trail Blazers kept Lillard on the bench for the entire fourth quarter.  The Lakers had an 88-58 lead entering the fourth quarter and finished with...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Anthony Davis had 31 points and 11 rebounds and the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from an opening loss to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-88 on Thursday night in Game 2 of the first-round Western Conference playoff series. LeBron James had 10 points, six rebounds, seven assists and six turnovers.. He had 23 points, 17 rebounds and a playoff career-high 16 rebounds in Game 1. The Trail Blazers stunned the Lakers 100-93 in Game 1, but things went horribly wrong in Game 2. A poor performance got worse when All-Star guard Damian Lillard dislocated the index finger on his left hand in the third quarter. He left the game for good, and the team said X-rays were negative. Lillard was held to 18 points after ripping the Lakers for 34 in Game 1. Davis scored 21 points in the first half to help...
    At least 2 people fighting California fires die The FDA Just Released This New COVID Food Safety Checklist Damian Lillard leaves game with dislocated index finger on left hand It was an ugly night for Portland Thursday — the Los Angeles Lakers tightened up their defense and shot down the Trail Blazers offense, blowing the game wide open. © Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Then Damian Lillard hurt his finger, and things went from ugly to scary for the Blazers. Damian Lillard appears to injure left index finger, heads back to locker room. pic.twitter.com/xZJvSx9QmO — NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) August 21, 2020 He tried to swipe the ball out of Anthony Davis‘ hands from behind as Davis dribbled past, Lillard missed the ball, and on the follow-through his left hand clipped the back of Davis’ shoe, dislocating his finger. Lillard left the game and did not return. Damian Lillard (left...
    Aquaria, Monique Heart and More Drag Race Stars Mourn Chi Chi DeVayne Earn a Better Return on Your Cash While Doing Good With This Account Damian Lillard exits Game 2 with dislocated index finger A blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers might have got even worse for the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, as star Damian Lillard headed to the locker room with a finger injury. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Damian Lillard left late in the third quarter and did not return. (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images) Lillard appeared to suffer the injury when his hand banged against the shoe of Anthony Davis while reaching for the ball late in the third quarter. He eventually returned to the bench with his fingers taped up. Damian Lillard dislocated his left index finger during the third quarter of Game 2, per @CassidyHubbarth. He returned to the bench with taped...
    In this week’s NBA Power Rankings, Donovan Mitchell has big Dwyane Wade energy and the legend of Damian Lillard keeps growing. Our new look NBA Power Rankings are back, a non-traditional structure for a non-traditional era of professional basketball. The world is no longer just about wins and losses and teams are no longer the primary crucible of basketball power. So each week we’ll be dissecting how basketball power is presently distributed — between players, teams, friendships, diss tracks, aesthetic design choices, across leagues and whatever else has a temporary toehold in this ever-changing landscape. Who has the power in this week’s NBA Power Rankings? 5 Chicago Skys Game Winner This is an absolute unicorn — a game-winner on a completely wide-open layup that was created by a well-designed play executed to perfection. I CANNOT get over this entire sequence right here, easily one of the best LIVE basketball moments...
    In his postgame interview, Dame Lillard said "it was only right that I acknowledge the East Oakland Anthem and go dumb for a second." Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports After sinking a long-range three Tuesday night, Damian Lillard busted a move to Too $hort's "Blow the Whistle" when it came on over the speakers in the NBA bubble. Lillard's 34-point effort led his Portland Trail Blazers to a stunning Game 1 upset of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs, but his dancing was the highlight of the night. In his postgame interview, Dame said "they played the East Oakland Anthem, so it was only right that I acknowledge the East Oakland Anthem and go dumb for a second." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Damian Lillard was already cooking against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in the...
    Kenny Smith left Steph Curry upset Tuesday night with comments he made during “NBA On TNT” comparing his shooting range with Damian Lillard’s. Lillard has been remarkable this month, pushing the Trail Blazers into the NBA Playoffs during the league’s seeding games. He ended the seeding games by scoring 154 points in his team’s final three games, and did so with his outstanding 3-point range. He did the same thing Tuesday night in the Trail Blazers’ surprising upset over the Lakers, finishing 6-of-13 from deep. With Lillard being so hot, Smith got lost in the moment and said during Tuesday’s broadcast of “NBA On TNT” that the Trail Blazers star had better range than Curry. NBA PLAYOFFS: Bracket | Schedule | Explaining the bubble “Hey Steph,” Smith started. “I don’t think you can shoot as deep as [Lillard]. I got to see it when you come back.” Curry was...
    Black babies are more likely to survive when cared for by Black doctors, study finds CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands Damian Lillards mid-game dancing was the icing on his Game 1 performance Damian Lillard can’t be stopped right now, as he showed in Game 1 of the Portland Trail Blazers’ opening-round series against the Los Angeles Lakers. © Provided by For The Win So it’s perfectly okay that cameras caught him getting down and dancing during the win, and it’s just delightful on top of that to see him having some fun. With under six minutes to go Lillard hit one of his patented long threes to tie up the game at 87 apiece. As he came back to play defense, he did a few seconds of a dance move. It’s hard to hear what song it is, but it’s significant: BLAZERS WIN! BLAZERS WIN! pic.twitter.com/25moTqPWP2—...
    What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, August 19 CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands Steph Curry calls out Kenny Smith for thinking Damian Lillard has longer range Before Damian Lillard was hitting shots with his feet on the half-court logo, there was Steph Curry showing off unreal range for the Golden State Warriors for years. © Provided by For The Win Remember that shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016? That thing was from — as Mike Breen said at the time — waaaaaay downtown. It feels like Kenny Smith did. On Monday night’s NBA on TNT broadcast, while watching Lillard’s highlights in the Portland Trail Blazers Game 1 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Smith said something aimed right at Curry: “I don’t think you could shoot as deep as him, Steph. I got to see it when you come back!” Kenny...
    "What you about to see me do, you ain't never seen in your life," Portland Trail Blazers rookie Nassir Little recalled Damian Lillard telling him. Nick Wass/AP Images After a brilliant run to end the regular season and a win in their play-in game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Portland Trail Blazers defied the odds to qualify for the 2020 NBA playoffs. Point guard Damian Lillard posted a series of sensational performances to help his team avoid missing the postseason for the first time since 2013. According to Trail Blazers rookie Nassir Little, the star point guard called Portland's historic run seven months prior and vowed that the team would make the playoffs.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Damian Lillard has been the NBA's brightest star since the league returned to play last month. Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo/AP Images The Portland Trail Blazers' superstar...
    Damian Lillard isn’t afraid of the No. 1-seeded Los Angeles Lakers To be fair, though, is Lillard really afraid of anyone? Fresh off an impressive run to the No. 8 seed, which included a win in the play-in game against the upstart Memphis Grizzlies, the Portland Trail Blazers are in a curious position. For the first time in awhile, the pressure is squarely off of Lillard and Co, instead transferred over to their first-round opponent in LeBron James and the Lakers. With this in mind, Dame Dolla is taking shots ahead of Tuesday’s much-anticipated Game 1. Outside of Charles Barkley, not many in the NBA community are giving the Blazers much of a chance despite their recent run of success. Lillard couldn’t care less.Lillard’s NSFW warning to the Lakers could ring hollow“I mean, I think the reason why we competed so hard, the reason why we fought so hard to...
    The Portland Trail Blazers have a superstar athlete in Damian Lillard. He’s on an insane scoring run this season, posting career-high averages in points and assists registered per game. This year has indeed been a special one for the 30-year-old, breaking records one after the other. The latest once is that Dame Lillard has broken into the coveted list of highest PPG recorded against the Los Angeles Lakers.  The Lakers have been around for a very long time in the NBA. In fact, they’re the team that has won the second most championships in the league’s history. Thus, there are many greats that have played ag ainst the Lakers in their careers.  Among them, if you look at the Top 10 players who have averaged the most PPG against the Lakers, you’ll stumble upon a legendary list. Refine down to the Top 4, and you’ll find three of them...
    Demi Moore Commemorates Daughter Rumer Willis 32nd Birthday With Throwback Snapshots Heart of the movement: How these 12 young activists are seeding change in their towns These NBA playoffs are going to be so darn fun The NBA’s bubble has been an unbelievable success so far and now it’s about to get a whole lot more fun. © Provided by For The Win The most important thing thus far, obviously, is that there haven’t been any positive COVID tests and everyone seems to be healthy and ready to get even more serious with the stakes kicking up a whole lot of notches. These games have been pretty easy to watch on TV, even without any fans in the crowd. If you watched Saturday’s play-in game, which should become a permanent thing, then you felt how intense these games can be as Portland and Memphis battled down the stretch before...
    The Los Angeles Lakers finally have an opponent fixed for them, the Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers are 2-1 in the regular season against the Blazers but that was before the Orlando bubble. In fact, their last meeting had Blazers winning it 127-119 in February. Many questions have been raised against the form of Lakers’ Anthony Davis. But it is pivotal for the franchise to have its star forward rising up to the occasion. AD, however, looked very confident and even wise, as he praised the opponents and their abilities.   AD has all the good things to share about Blazers Recently, in a media interaction, Anthony Davis discussed in detail how being an underdog takes that pressure off the shoulders. He detailed, When you’re underdog, you get wins and winning games you’re not supposed to, you necessarily don’t have a target on your back. When you’re favorite, the...
    Lakers coach Frank Vogel is wary of his team’s first-round playoff opponent, the Trail Blazers, as they boast the hottest player in the league in guard Damian Lillard. Portland, No. 8 in the Western Conference seedings, secured a date against LeBron James and the top-seeded Lakers with a play-in victory Saturday over the Grizzlies inside the Orlando bubble. Lillard was instrumental in the Trail Blazers’ remarkable run to the postseason. He leads the NBA in scoring at Walt Disney World Resort since the league’s restart with 37.6 points per game, including the play-in clash. He is also averaging 46.3 points in his past four games, including a career-high 61 against the Mavericks earlier this month. NBA PLAYOFFS: SN’s picks for every series, Finals in bubble As the Lakers prepare to make their first playoff appearance since 2013, Vogel — who’s in his maiden season with the storied franchise — praised...
    Damian Lillard, Blazers Teammates Launch New Tune: Reside From The Bubble [LISTEN] | Heavy.com Heavy.com Sports activities NBA Up to date Aug 16, 2020 at 6:06pm Getty Damian Lillard of the Portland Path Blazers. Contemporary off a win within the NBA’s first play-in recreation and a seeding recreation MVP, Damian Lillard’s busy stint in Orlando continues. The star level guard, who goes by Dame D.O.L.L.A., dropped a brand new music referred to as “Reside From The Bubble.” Lillard is joined by Blazers teammates Gary Trent Jr. and Nassir Little on the observe. Little, who was the Portland’s first-round choose within the 2019 draft, raps that he’s “Protected within the bubble so nothing that COVID can do to me.” Right here’s extra of...
    Getty Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers. Fresh off a win in the NBA’s first play-in game and a seeding game MVP, Damian Lillard’s busy stint in Orlando continues. The star point guard, who goes by Dame D.O.L.L.A., dropped a new song called “Live From The Bubble.” Lillard is joined by Blazers teammates Gary Trent Jr. and Nassir Little on the track. Little, who was the Portland’s first-round pick in the 2019 draft, raps that he is “Safe in the bubble so nothing that COVID can do to me.” Here’s more of Nassir’s lyrics: “This the bubble life. We isolate with lots of lonely nights We use our platforms to put up a fight for all the things that we know that’s right because there’s so much more to life…” Listen to Damian Lillard’s Track Here Read More: NFL Players Having Breathing Issues With COVID-19 Mouth...
    Damian Lillard has another title to add to bubble MVP: Carmelo Anthony’s No. 1. Anthony is in his 17th season in the NBA with his fifth team, but none of his former teammates have matched what Lillard has done this year for the Trail Blazers. “Dame’s at the top for me,” Anthony told Yahoo Sports. “I’ve never played with someone who lifted his team on the court with his play and as a leader. He genuinely cares for his teammates. What he’s been able to do is amazing. He’s the top guy I’ve played with.” Lillard is a five-time All-Star but has elevated his game in the NBA’s bubble to will the Trail Blazers to the playoffs. In nine games to wrap up the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, Lillard averaged 36.9 points and 9.7 assists per game. Anthony — who helped the playoff push by averaging...
    Damian Lillard has one other title so as to add to bubble MVP: Carmelo Anthony’s No. 1. Anthony is in his 17th season within the NBA along with his fifth staff, however none of his former teammates have matched what Lillard has performed this 12 months for the Path Blazers. “Dame’s on the prime for me,” Anthony advised Yahoo Sports activities. “I’ve by no means performed with somebody who lifted his staff on the court docket along with his play and as a pacesetter. He genuinely cares for his teammates. What he’s been capable of do is wonderful. He’s the highest man I’ve performed with.” Lillard is a five-time All-Star however has elevated his sport within the NBA’s bubble to will the Path Blazers to the playoffs. In 9 video games to wrap up the No. eight seed within the Western Convention, Lillard averaged 36.9 factors and 9.7 assists...
    Damian Lillard has another title to add to bubble MVP: Carmelo Anthony’s No. 1. Anthony is in his 17th season in the NBA with his fifth team, but none of his former teammates have matched what Lillard has done this year for the Trail Blazers. “Dame’s at the top for me,” Anthony told Yahoo Sports. “I’ve never played with someone who lifted his team on the court with his play and as a leader. He genuinely cares for his teammates. What he’s been able to do is amazing. He’s the top guy I’ve played with.” Lillard is a five-time All-Star but has elevated his game in the NBA’s bubble to will the Trail Blazers to the playoffs. In nine games to wrap up the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, Lillard averaged 36.9 points and 9.7 assists per game. see also Damian Lillard: Put some respect on...
    It has been just a day since the Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard won a unanimous Bubble MVP Award. But here we are. He has already attracted some criticism coming from sought-after American Sports Columnist Skip Bayless. In their recent outing in the first-ever bubble play-in tournament, Blazers somehow managed a win. Ja Morant of the Grizzlies dropped 35 points and 8 assists, but nothing that was enough. Blazers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 126-122 with Damian Lillard scoring 31 points, 2 rebounds, and 10 assists. Perhaps still not enough. Portland Trail Blazers showed a teamwork With this loss, the Grizzlies have become the last team to leave the Bubble ahead of the playoffs. It locks the Lakers to face the Blazers in round 1 of the post-season. But how did Skip Bayless find an err in this win? He wrote on a Twitter post where he questioned...
    He wears jersey #0 but plays in a way that keeps adding zeroes ahead of his spectacular performances and records. Consider this, Damian Lillard has averaged 30.0 points and 8.0 assists in this regular season for the Portland Trail Blazers. Thanks to his high-flying Orlando bubble performance, he has also won the Bubble MVP Award.  The Big Dame began his endeavor with the Blazers in the season of 2012-13. Ever since, he has shown just one thing, growth. When he joined the side, he had LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum to form a strong trio. Today, he has CJ McCollum and Carmelo Anthony to strengthen the team’s core.  Portland Trail Blazers teammate is all-praise for Damian Lillard Lillard has amazing ball-handling skills coupled with a fervor for smooth shooting. We all remember that 61-point game he had against the Dallas Mavericks. He is often double-teamed, but nothing that can...
    Getty LeBron James guarding Damian Lillard. Damian Lillard is on high of the basketball world after guiding his Portland Path Blazers to the NBA Playoffs as an eighth seed. One individual that’s acquired his eyes on Marbury is NBA legend and Chinese language basketball icon, Stephon Marbury “However why they not speaking about Dame Lillard being the most effective participant within the NBA,” Marbury requested in a put up on Instagram. Taking a cursory look within the remark part of Marbury’s put up he gave plenty of perception. “He’s clever,” he wrote. Actual and a killer. Him being the most effective within the sport proper now is because of how he’s enjoying proper now. Everybody’s file is 0-0. It doesn’t matter [what] you probably did within the common season as there are three seasons in basketball, Play Finals.” One individual acknowledged: Dame...
    Getty LeBron James guarding Damian Lillard. Damian Lillard is on top of the basketball world after guiding his Portland Trail Blazers to the NBA Playoffs as an eighth seed. One person that’s got his eyes on Marbury is NBA legend and Chinese basketball icon, Stephon Marbury View this post on Instagram A post shared by Starbury.com (@starburymarbury) on Aug 15, 2020 at 10:39pm PDT “But why they not talking about Dame Lillard being the best player in the NBA,” Marbury asked in a post on Instagram. Taking a cursory look in the comment section of Marbury’s post he gave a lot of insight. “He’s intelligent,” he wrote. Real and a killer. Him being the best in the game right now is due to how he’s playing right now. Everyone’s record is 0-0. It doesn’t matter [what] you did in the regular season as there are 3...
    Kris Jenner Wishes Favorite Daughter Jennifer Lawrence a Happy 30th Birthday -- With That Bed Pic! Far-right demonstrators, counter-protesters and police clash in multiple states Carmelo Anthony on Damian Lillard: He’s the top guy I’ve played with LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony has played with some great players in his 17 years in the NBA. Excluding the Olympics and All-Star game rosters he was a member of, Anthony shared locker rooms with superstars such as Paul George, James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Amar’e Stoudemire. Led by bubble MVP Damian Lillard, the Trail Blazers fought valiantly in the restart and sealed the No. 8 seed by defeating Memphis 126-122 on Saturday. Prior to the team’s postseason bout with the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony told Yahoo Sports who’s the best player he’s ever played with on an NBA team.  “Dame’s at the top for me,”...
    Getty Damian Lillard of the Portland Path Blazers. The Portland Path Blazers locked up the ultimate playoff spot within the Western Convention on Saturday, knocking off the Memphis Grizzlies in an exhilarating play-in sport 126-122. With the win, the Blazers arrange a matchup with the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James. When requested concerning the Lakers following the win, Blazers star Damian Lillard delivered a assured assertion. “I imply, I believe the rationale why we competed so exhausting, the rationale why we fought so exhausting to get into the playoffs is as a result of we payment like we’re able to doing something,” Lillard mentioned. “We are able to beat anyone, so now we simply gotta get rested and prepare for the subsequent factor. You understand our work is simply starting.” Damian Lillard Postgame Interview | Grizzlies vs Blazers | August...
    Getty Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers. The Portland Trail Blazers locked up the final playoff spot in the Western Conference on Saturday, knocking off the Memphis Grizzlies in a thrilling play-in game 126-122. With the win, the Blazers set up a matchup with the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James. When asked about the Lakers following the win, Blazers star Damian Lillard delivered a confident statement. “I mean, I think the reason why we competed so hard, the reason why we fought so hard to get into the playoffs is because we fee like we’re capable of doing anything,” Lillard said. “We can beat anybody, so now we just gotta get rested and get ready for the next thing. You know our work is just beginning.” Damian Lillard Postgame Interview | Grizzlies vs Blazers | August 15, 2020???? SUBSCRIBE, LIKE & COMMENT for MORE! ????...
    The Portland Trail Blazers jumped to the #8 seed in the Western Conference in dramatic fashion. Damian Lillard was a man on a mission when he entered the Bubble. With a nervy-win against the Brooklyn Nets, the Blazers have edged closer towards making the playoffs. The Portland camp went wild after the victory, and we have a few reactions from the players and the coach himself.  The Blazers went 6-2 in the seeding games to complete their quest to make it to the playoffs. Their journey in the bubble started with a win against the Memphis Grizzlies and now the Blazers can make or break their playoff dreams with a mini-tournament, once again Ja Morant and Memphis.  “We’re happy, we’re relieved, we’re excited to be in the play-in round,” Terry Stotts said, as per Joe Vardon of ‘The Athletic.’ “It’s not like we were jump ing up and down....
    The NBA announced their official bubble award winners with Damian Lillard winning unanimous MVP honors and Monty Williams winning the top coach honors after leading the Suns to a perfect 8-0 record. The NBA regular season officially reached its conclusion on Friday, as all seeding games were completed. With the playoffs kicking off next week and the Western Conference play-in round between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies taking place on Saturday, the league fulfilled its promise of handing out NBA bubble awards. In a unanimous vote, Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard was named the NBA’s Player of the Seeding Games. Additionally, Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams was declared the NBA’s Coach of the Seeding Games after leading the team to a perfect 8-0 record at Walt Disney World.The NBA also announced the 1st-team and 2nd-teams from the seeding gamesLilliard ran away with the bubble MVP award...
    Getty LeBron James towards the Portland Path Blazers. The discuss of the NBA bubble in Orlando has been Damian Lillard, who has guided his Portland Path Blazers to the No. Eight seed and the play-in collection within the Western Convention towards the Memphis Grizzlies. Behind Lillard, the Blazers went 6-2 within the bubble and he averaged greater than 40 minutes per sport. Dealing with their season ending on Thursday night time towards Brooklyn, Lillard delivered 42 factors within the 134-133 victory. The large night time was one in every of his extra modest performances, having put up 61, 51 and 45 beforehand in Orlando. Damian Lillard scores 42 factors for Blazers vs. Nets | 2019-20 NBA HighlightsTake a look at highlights from Damian Lillard’s 42-point effort that helps the Portland Path Blazers clinch a spot within the Western Convention play-in sport as...
    After the New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, and the San Antonio Spurs got officially eliminated in the playoff race, only two teams are left to battle for the final playoff spot in the deep Western Conference – the Portland Trail Blazers and the Memphis Grizzlies. Before 2020 Playoffs begins, the Trail Blazers and the Grizzlies are set to face each other to determine which team will be facing the Western Conference No. 1 seed Los Angeles Lakers in the first round. The Ja Morant-led squad may have succeeded to surprise everyone this season but with their lack of experience, most people still favor Damian Lillard’s team to beat them in the play-in tournament. The Trail Blazers don’t only have the advantage in terms of star power, but they also just need to win one out of two games to qualify in the postseason. According to Andy Bailey of...
    The Trailblazers All Star Damian Lillard is honored with a mural in Portland. The city of Portland now features a mural of one of its beloved athlete’s and it’s about “Dame Time.” Damian Lillard is a five-time NBA All-Star point guard for the Portland Trailblazers. The 30-year-old was drafted by the Trailblazers sixth overall in the 2012 NBA Draft coming out of Weber State. Since becoming the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2013, Lillard has made a name for himself as a scorer who is dependable in clutch situations. Hence the nickname “Dame Time,” where he points to his wrist to indicate his time to takeover on the basketball court. To honor his legacy, the city of Portland has unveiled a mural for him. This Damian Lillard mural in Portland is incredible ????⌚️ (via @tcbbiggs) pic.twitter.com/phXYfHDww2 — Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) August 14, 2020 The mural shows his number...
    Getty LeBron James against the Portland Trail Blazers. The talk of the NBA bubble in Orlando has been Damian Lillard, who has guided his Portland Trail Blazers to the No. 8 seed and the play-in series in the Western Conference against the Memphis Grizzlies. Behind Lillard, the Blazers went 6-2 in the bubble and he averaged more than 40 minutes per game. Facing their season ending on Thursday night against Brooklyn, Lillard delivered 42 points in the 134-133 victory. The big night was one of his more modest performances, having put up 61, 51 and 45 previously in Orlando. Damian Lillard scores 42 points for Blazers vs. Nets | 2019-20 NBA HighlightsCheck out highlights from Damian Lillard’s 42-point effort that helps the Portland Trail Blazers clinch a spot in the Western Conference play-in game as they defeat the Brooklyn Nets in the final seeding game inside the NBA...
    Sports teams want to turn their arenas into voting centers 3 women were arrested after a 17-year-old Chilis hostess said angry customers attacked her for trying to enforce the restaurants COVID-19 seating policy The official unofficial All-Bubble Awards ballot, starring Damian Lillard and Devin Booker The NBA will announce two All-Seeding Games teams and a Player of the Seeding Games prior to the start of Game 1 of the Western Conference play-in series tomorrow afternoon. There is no precedent for this, and let us hope there is never one again, so there is no guideline for how those teams should and will be picked. We do know the awards will be voted on by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters on site in the Orlando bubble. I am not one of them, but I refuse to let that stop me from forcing my terrible takes on you. These picks...
    6 Things to Know About Actress Sofia Pernas, Justin Hartleys Rumored New GF Current Refinance Rates, August 14, 2020 | Rates tick higher Mics picked up the Nets aggressive strategy to defend Damian Lillard When you’re playing against Damian Lillard, who can hit shots from anywhere (even ones he’s predicted he’ll attempt!) with defenders in his face, the playbook goes out the window. © Provided by For The Win That was the case with the Brooklyn Nets, who tried in vain to keep the Portland Trail Blazers guard from going off like he has in the NBA bubble. It wasn’t enough as Lillard poured in 42 points in the win that got his squad to the West No. 8 seed play-in series. So what did the Nets try defensively? We found out from some audio from mics that TNT showed on the broadcast: Garrett Temple spoke to teammate Jeremiah...
    Damian Lillard brought NBA Twitter out of its chair Thursday night with a 3-pointer from about 40 feet. It looked effortless, and he shot it with the Trail Blazers trailing by seven in the fourth quarter of a must-win game. That showed the confidence Dame brings every night. Late in the game, there was another play at midcourt, and this one showed the competitiveness Lillard brings. It was pivotal, and it should be getting him some extra notice. It was his chasedown strip of the Nets’ Caris LeVert, who was his team’s Lillard this night in the Central Florida bubble. The turnover led to a CJ McCollum bucket and a four-point Blazers lead with 53.4 seconds to play. Portland wound up winning by one, 134-133, because LeVert missed at the buzzer. The win sent the Blazers into the NBA’s first play-in tournament, where they’ll face the Grizzlies on Saturday....
    Late to shut down, first to reopen, Georgia reports its highest daily death toll This Low-Cost Grocery Store Is the Fastest-Growing in the U.S. Damian Lillard teased his range from half-court in an interview months before his instantly iconic shot sparked a comeback win against the Nets © Provided by INSIDER Damian Lillard spots up from half-court against the Brooklyn Nets. TNT Damian Lillard hit a mind-blowing shot from just past half-court to will the Portland Trail Blazers past the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night in a must-win game. Lillard's shot was shocking to watch in real time, but he had actually teased his half-court range in a interview all the way back in April. "I'm gonna do it one of these games, just watch," Lillard said, assuring TNT's Ernie Johnson that he could hit comfortably from the half-court line. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Damian...
    Hard to predict Lake Fire in Southern California grows to 11,000 acres with 5% containment Fun facts about Piggly Wiggly Damian Lillard, Blazers survive thriller against Nets to clinch spot in Western Conference play-in series Damian Lillard is a basketball god. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Damian Lillard and the Blazers survived by the slimmest of margins. (Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) After scoring 112 points combined over his two previous games, the Portland Trail Blazers star followed with another 42 and the biggest defensive play of the night in a do-or-die 134-133 win over the Brooklyn Nets. The victory sends the Blazers to a play-in series as the eighth seed in the Western Conference. Portland will face the Memphis Grizzlies with the NBA’s final playoff spot on the line on Saturday, needing one win in two tries to advance to play the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers in the first round...
    Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (left) works the floor against Brooklyn Nets' Caris LeVert on August 13, 2020. Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Damian Lillard took over for the Portland Trail Blazers in a must-win game on Friday night. After draining an absurd shot from half-court, the Nets decided to get extremely aggressive defending Lillard. "If Damian Lillard is dribbling up, you guard him," Nets swingman Garrett Temple told teammate Jeremiah Martin. "I don't care if it's CJ McCollum. I don't care if it's Michael Jordan over there. You pick him up." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Once again on Friday night, it was Dame Time. Damial Lillard took over for the Portland Trail Blazers in a must-win game against the Brooklyn Nets. At the start of the fourth quarter of a back-and-forth game, Lillard made his intentions known, spotting up from half-court to drill a...
    Damian Lillard. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Damian Lillard scored 42 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets, 134-133, and make the NBA play-in tournament. Lillard's biggest shot of the night was a three-pointer from just past half-court, which he said he took because he wouldn't sleep knowing he played passively against the aggressive Nets defense. Lillard also came up with a clutch steal in the final 80 seconds that set up a game-sealing shot from C.J. McCollum. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers sealed the 8th seed in the Western Conference on Thursday with a 134-133 win over the Brooklyn Nets. With the win, the Blazers will play the Memphis Grizzlies in a play-in tournament to advance to the first round of the playoffs. The Blazers need one win to advance; the Grizzlies need two. Lillard...
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