Lillard scores 31 as surging Blazers beat Rockets 116-103

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard sparked a second-quarter outburst for the Portland Trail Blazers and finished with 31 points and nine assists in a 116-103 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Maurice Harkless set season highs with 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers, who moved past Houston into a tie with Utah for seventh place in the Western Conference standings...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard added as a finalist for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team

When USA Basketball announced the 30 finalists for the 2016 Olympic team in January, Damian Lillard was not one of them. But after a phone call to Director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo, the Portland Trail Blazers’ star point guard was added to the list of finalists on Wednesday. “I recently received a call from Damian, and during our conversation he expressed his desire...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard scores 22 points, Blazers beat Hornets 109-91

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard scored 22 points and Allen Crabbe added 20 off the bench for the Portland Trail Blazers in a 109-91 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. C.J. McCollum and Al-Farouq Aminu each had 17 points for the Blazers, who have won three straight and seven of their last nine games overall. They've won eight straight over Charlotte at home...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t expect Damian Lillard in Toronto if he’s not an All-Star

It’s all or nothing for Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard. If he isn’t named one of the reserves for the 2016 All-Star game, don’t expect him to be in Toronto that weekend. Damian Lillard said that if he isn’t selected as an All-Star he does not plan to be in the 3-point shootout or in Toronto at all. — Erik Gundersen (@blazerbanter) January 25...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard has 36 points and Blazers beat Lakers 121-103

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard had 36 points and the Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 121-103 on Saturday night for Kobe Bryant's last game in Portland. CJ McCollum added 28 points and the Blazers led by as many as 27 points in the first half on the way to their eighth straight victory over the Lakers. D'Angelo Russell came off the bench with 21 points for the Lakers...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard’s All-Star Candidacy Is Too Close To Call

The NBA will announce its starters for the 2015-16 All-Star Game on Thursday, January 21, and spoiler alert: Damian Lillard will not be one of the fortunate five starting for the Western Conference. When the league released its most recent voting count on Jan. 14, the Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard found himself sitting in the No. 10 spot among backcourt players out West....
Via Oregon Sports News
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard releases rap song in honor of MLK Day

Like many NBA players before him, Damian Lillard makes rap songs on the side. Unlike most NBA players before him, Damian Lillard is really good at rapping. The Trailblazers point guard released a song called “Bigger Than Us” in honor of Martin Luther King Day condemning racism and police brutality and demanding change while also praising the work of previous civil rights...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Damian Lillard Score 17 Points in Three Minutes

Do not let Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard get into a groove. This should be fairly obvious, but the Oklahoma City Thunder let it happen anyway, and this was the result: That’s 17 points in three minutes. Just like that. Damian had only scored 14 before that outburst, which helped lead the Blazers to a 115-110 win. “Lillard Time” is becoming quite the occasion in...
Via The Comeback
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

92-year-old Trail Blazers fan gets wish, meets Damian Lillard

A 92-year-old superfan named Merle attended her first Portland Trail Blazers game on Thursday night. Her favorite player is Damian Lillard and she was holding out hope she would get the chance to meet the star player. Courtesy of a social media movement featuring a plea via hashtag, her wish came true. A post on Twitter from Vital Life, a foundation “supports causes and resources...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Damian Lilliard delivers great graduation speech

By Vincent Frank Former Weber State basketball player Damian Lillard left school a year early when he decided to enter the 2012 NBA draft. It was a gamble, especially with him coming from a small school. It also paid off, as Lillard was selected by the Portland Blazers with the sixth pick that June. Three years later, and Lillard’s NBA career has taken off. He’s helped turn...
Via Sportsnaut
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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