Latest Damian Lillard News

Barton scores 21, Nuggets beat depleted Blazers 140-108

Jan. 14, 2022 01:32 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Will Barton had 21 points before leaving late in the third quarter with a strained neck, Nikola Jokic added 20 and the Denver Nuggets beat the depleted Portland Trail Blazers 140-108 on Thursday night. The Nuggets built their lead to 26 points in the third quarter...

Damian Lillard out at least 6 weeks after surgery

Jan. 13, 2022 17:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard had surgery to repair a core injury that has been causing him abdominal pain this season. He will be evaluated in six weeks but there is no timetable for his return, the Trail Blazers said Thursday. ...

Simons seizing his opportunity with Lillard out for Blazers

Jan. 11, 2022 18:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — While Portland guard Damian Lillard remains sidelined with an abdominal injury, Anfernee Simons is seizing the opportunity to show he has the abilities to be an everyday starter in the NBA. Simons' emergence has given the Trail Blazers a spark in an otherwise...

With Harden out, Trail Blazers down the Nets 114-108

Jan. 11, 2022 01:54 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Anfernee Simons had 23 points and 11 assists, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers took advantage of James Harden's absence for a 114-108 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night. Harden was out with a hyperextended left knee. Kyrie Irving...

Anfernee Simons scores 31, Portland beats Sacramento 103-88

Jan. 10, 2022 00:26 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Anfernee Simons led all scorers with 31 points and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Sacramento Kings their fourth straight loss, 103-88 on Sunday night. Jusuf Nurkic had 14 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists, and the Blazers snapped a two-game losing...

Garland's 26 points leads Cavs in 114-101 win at Portland

Jan. 08, 2022 01:32 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rajon Rondo settled right in with his newest team. Soon after coming into Friday night's game against the Trail Blazers, Rondo hit a 3-pointer and finished with 11 points in Cleveland's 114-101 victory. “When Coach calls my name, I’m always...

Heat overcome Butler's absence in 115-109 win over Portland

Jan. 06, 2022 01:59 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With Jimmy Butler sidelined by injury and Kyle Lowry ejected in the first half, Max Strus' return came at an opportune time for the Miami Heat. Strus had 25 points and the Heat snapped a two-game losing streak with a 115-109 victory over the Portland Trail...

Blazers' Lillard out next 3 games with abdominal injury

Jan. 05, 2022 13:40 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland guard Damian Lillard will miss the next three games because of lower abdominal tendinopathy. The Trail Blazers announced Wednesday that Lillard will undergo further evaluation and consultation concerning the injury, which has bothered him since the...

Young scores NBA season-best 56 points; Blazers beat Hawks

Jan. 04, 2022 01:52 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland's Anfernee Simons played through his grief over his grandfather's death with a career night that tempered an NBA season-best 56-point outburst by Atlanta's Trae Young. Simons scored a career-high 43 points and the Trail Blazers snapped a four-game...

James scores season-high 43, Lakers beat Trail Blazers

Jan. 01, 2022 02:15 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One day after quietly celebrating his 37th birthday at home with his family, LeBron James put on an age-defying performance. James became the oldest player in NBA history to have a game with at least 40 points and 14 rebounds, scoring a season-high 43 on Friday...