Damian Lillard
PG POR
3 months ago

Lillard posted 34 points (12-24 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 8-9 FT), six assists, one rebound and one steal across 42 minutes during a 128-103 loss to the Warriors on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Lillard was the only starter to reach double figures as the team's season came to an end in the blowout loss. He clearly wasn't part of the problem in the first round sweep, as he scored more than 30 points in three of the four games. There is no reason to expect that Lillard won't come back next season even better.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
3 months ago

Lillard posted 12 points (5-17 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and two steals over 30 minutes in Wednesday's 110-81 loss to the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

Lillard started out quickly but received a poke in the eye which caused him to sit for the rest of the first quarter, and with the game well out of hand in the fourth, he sat along with the rest of the starters. Along with committing four turnovers, Lillard shot only 29.4 percent from the floor and didn't look like himself after the eye incident, but in truth the whole team looked like they were playing in slow motion. They move the series to Portland on Saturday and should get Jusuf Nurkic (leg) back, but Lillard will need to step it up if the Blazers have any shot at catching up.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
3 months ago

Lillard finished with 34 points (12-26 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 7-7 FT), five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block across 39 minutes during Sunday's 121-109 loss to the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

Lillard put on a scoring display from the field while chipping in some nice defensive statistics Sunday, though it wasn't enough to steal a victory from the top-seeded Warriors. He also converted all seven of his free-throw attempts, where he's an impressive 89.5 percent on the season. While his three assists certainly leave something to be desired, the Trail Blazers hit a subpar 43.0 percent of their shots, failing to convert a fair amount of his passes into assists. Other than Lillard's backcourt mate C.J. McCollum, who dropped 41 points, the rest of the Trail Blazers scored just 34 points. Lillard will look to keep up his scoring while getting more help from his teammates when the Blazers play their second game against the Warriors on Wednesday.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
3 months ago

Lillard (foot) isn't listed with an injury in the game notes for Sunday's playoff opener against the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

Lillard sat out the final two games of the regular season with what was being listed as a foot injury, but more likely, the Trail Blazers were just trying to get their superstar some extra rest before an upcoming playoff run. As expected, Lillard is no longer listed with an injury and should be good to go ahead of Sunday's tilt with the Warriors. He also should take on a hefty workload in Game 1 of a tough matchup with the Warriors, so fantasy owners and DFS players can feel comfortable activating him. Shabazz Napier, who started the last two games, should head to the bench and is expected to see a much smaller role in the playoffs.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
3 months ago

Lillard (foot) has been ruled out for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Pelicans, Casey Holdahl of TrailBlazers.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Trail Blazers are safely in the playoffs as an eight-seed and really have nothing to play for Wednesday, which allows them to give some of their key players a night off for rest, including Lillard, C.J. McCollum (hand) and Allen Crabbe (foot). Lillard is apparently dealing with a minor foot injury, but is fully expected to be ready for the team's first-round playoff matchup against the Warriors. With Lillard out, look for Shabazz Napier to draw another start after posting a career-high 32 points, six rebounds and five assists across 37 minutes Monday.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
3 months ago

Lillard is dealing with a right foot strain and will sit out Monday's game against the Spurs, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is the first we've heard of any sort of injury for Lillard and it could just be a precautionary listing in order to get him some extra rest with the Trail Blazers recently locking up a spot in the playoffs. That said, he'll be joined on the sidelines by C.J. McCollum (hand) and Allen Crabbe (foot), which should mean more backcourt minutes for the likes of Evan Turner and Shabazz Napier, while Pat Connaughton and Tim Quarterman could join the rotation as well.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
3 months ago

Lillard supplied 59 points (18-34 FG, 9-14 3Pt, 14-16 FT), six rebounds, five assists and one steal over 42 minutes in Saturday's 101-86 win over the Jazz.

EDGE Analysis

After three straight games of considerably poor shooting, Lillard exploded out of the gates with 26 first-quarter points Saturday and never looked back. The 26-year-old's scoring total was a franchise record, while his nine three-pointers matched his career high. The game marked Lillard's 27th of the season with more than 30 points, also a high-water mark in Blazers history. With Portland fighting to keep a hold of the eighth seed in the Western Conference, expect Lillard to remain highly aggressive over the final two games of the campaign.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
3 months ago

Lillard tallied 22 points (7-21 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 7-7 FT), nine rebounds, eight assists and one steal over 37 minutes in Thursday's 105-98 win over the Trail Blazers.

EDGE Analysis

Lillard got off to a dreadfully slow start before picking up the pace as the game unfolded. The 26-year-old guard has gone cold from the field over the last three games overall, shooting no better than 33 percent and as low as 25 percent over that span. He's been particularly ineffective from three-point range, hitting over 30 percent from behind the arc only once in four April contests. Despite the struggles, Lillard has managed to salvage his outings with strong contributions in other categories, as well as a 94 percent success rate on an average of 8.5 free throws per contest during the current month.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
4 months ago

Lillard supplied 16 points (5-20 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three assists and two rebounds across 34 minutes in a 106-87 loss to the Jazz on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Trail Blazers often go as Lillard does, so it's not particularly surprising that the team got crushed by a quality Jazz squad with their superstar having a poor shooting night. Lillard is shooting just 38.3 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from three-point range over the past five games, a development that's come at an unfortunate time with the Trail Blazers now holding just a half-game lead over the Nuggets for the final playoff spot out West. Lillard will look for redemption Thursday against the Timberwolves, who held him to 7-of-21 shooting from the field in a narrow loss for the Trail Blazers on Monday.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
4 months ago

Lillard went for 31 points (7-16 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 13-13 FT), seven assists, five rebounds and one steal over 35 minutes in Saturday's 130-117 win over the Suns.

EDGE Analysis

Lillard tallied 31 points for the second straight game despite his shot not being at its sharpest. The All-Star guard remained aggressive, however, and it paid off with his most visits to the charity stripe since Nov. 27. Lillard successfully converted each one of his 13 tries from the charity stripe and also drained four three-pointers for the fourth consecutive game.