NBA Basketball

Portland Trail Blazers (34-39)


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vs. LAC 
L 117-122
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vs. Phi 
W 124-121
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@ Dal 
W 134-131
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Analysis: Lillard has enough motivation for his playoff push

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Damian Lillard has no shortage of motivation.

There's the painful kind, the kind that comes from dealing with the death three months ago of a cousin who was very close to him. There's the made-up variety, stemming from the belief he shared Tuesday night that people who cover the league don't respect his work. There's the silly stuff, like a back-and-forth on social media with other NBA players.

And then there's probably the biggest sort - his want to get the Portland Trail Blazers back to the playoffs.

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Leaders
Points: Damian Lillard29.8
Rebounds: Hassan Whiteside13.6
Assists: Damian Lillard8.0
FG%: Hassan Whiteside61.9%
Steals: Jusuf Nurkic1.43
Blocks: Hassan Whiteside2.94
Defense (Rank)
Points: 115.9 (26)
Rebounds: 46.9 (27)
Assists: 24.8 (19)
FG%: 45.4% (10)
FT%: 77.2% (16)
3P%: 38.2% (29)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 114.7 (6)
Rebounds: 45.4 (10)
Assists: 20.5 (30)
FG%: 46.2% (16)
FT%: 80.3% (4)
3P%: 37.8% (3)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Denver 46 25 .648 9.5
x-Oklahoma City 43 27 .614 12.0
x-Utah 43 28 .606 12.5
Portland 34 39 .466 22.5
Minnesota 19 45 .297 33.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/1/2020 Jaylen Adams Signed for the Rest of the Season
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/1/2020 Caleb Swanigan Opted out of season
6/22/2020 Trevor Ariza Opted out of season
12/7/2019 Rodney Hood Torn left Achilles
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