December 21, 2017, 1:18 am
Damian Lillard scored 17 points on Wednesday night and returned to action after sustaining a leg injury but later admitted that he was little more than a decoy down the stretch.
Though he made it back into the game, he was limping noticeably after its conclusion and we’ll have to wait and see how he feels tomorrow. Dame connected on 6-of-17 from the field and added two triples, four rebounds, three dimes and two steals but the injury supersedes and complaints about his milquetoast performance. Shabazz Napier was hot in this one (14 points, two triples in 21 minutes) and would be the pickup of choice in his absence. Pat Connaughton might also be on the deep league radar depending on how Portland shifts their guard personnel around.