February 4, 2018, 3:22 pm
Damian Lillard nearly triple-doubled, finishing with 21 points, six rebounds, nine assists, one block, two 3-pointers and two turnovers on 6-of-19 shooting in 37 minutes in a 97-96 loss vs. the Celtics on Sunday.
Lillard could’ve had a much bigger game had he knocked down more shots but his line wasn’t too shabby. The Blazers lost on a game winning buzzer-beater from Al Horford so this loss has to hurt, especially with the Blazers only one game ahead of the eighth seed Denver Nuggets. Dame has been a top-10 player over the past two weeks and he should be started with confidence every time he plays.