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Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, left, falls while chasing the ball against Brooklyn Nets' Caris LeVert during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Lillard, Blazers escape Nets, advance to play-in series

Aug. 14, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With the season threatening to slip away, Damian Lillard decided it was time to shoot, even though he was so far his foot was touching the logo near midcourt. A few minutes later, he flung his body to the floor near the same spot, coming up with a steal that was the biggest...

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) makes a basket as Philadelphia 76ers guard Furkan Korkmaz (30) and forward Norvel Pelle (14) defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Decision Day arrives for Suns, Blazers, Grizzlies and Spurs

Aug. 13, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A team is going to reach the Western Conference playoffs with a losing record for the first time in 23 years, which ordinarily would not be exciting news. This year, it’s the talk of the NBA. And the race has come down to the last possible day. On Thursday, four teams...

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) celebrates after their win over the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Analysis: Lillard has enough motivation for his playoff push

Aug. 12, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

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...

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard holds the ball while defended by Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Lillard pours in 61 to lift Blazers past Mavs, 134-131

Aug. 11, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard is simply willing the Portland Trail Blazers toward the postseason. The veteran guard tied a career high with 61 points, leading the Blazers to a 134-131 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night that moved his team into eighth place in the Western...

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard shoots next to Philadelphia 76ers' Matisse Thybulle, left, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Lillard drops 51 as Trail Blazers top 76ers; Embiid injured

Aug. 9, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Everything is back to normal for Damian Lillard. The All-Star point guard scored 51 points after a frustrating finish a night earlier, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 124-121 on Sunday. On Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers, Lillard missed a...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) leaves an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

76ers C Embiid leaves game with left ankle injury

Aug. 9, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid left in the first quarter of the 76ers' game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday after hurting his left ankle. Embiid went up to contest a shot, then he backed up and stepped awkwardly into the stanchion. He came out of the game with...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13), left, and Portland Trail Blazers forward Wenyen Gabriel (35) battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

McGruder's late 3 helps Clippers edge Trail Blazers 122-117

Aug. 8, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Clippers coach Doc Rivers rested Kawhi Leonard and sat Paul George for the final five minutes following Los Angeles' plan to restrict playing time. They still pulled out a very big win over the Portland Trail Blazers when All-Star Damian Lillard missed a couple free throws...

Anfernee Simons, left, of the Portland Trail Blazers knocks the ball away from Russell Westbrook, right, of the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Lillard, Anthony help Blazers over Rockets, 110-102

Aug. 5, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 21 points and Carmelo Anthony hit a big 3-pointer late to help the Portland Trail Blazers to a 110-102 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. The Blazers led by one before Lillard made one of two free throws. Anthony’s 3 then extended...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) shoots against Portland Trail Blazers' Mario Hezonja (44) during an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Tatum has 34 as Celtics beat Trail Blazers 128-124

Aug. 2, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics built a big early lead before holding on for a 128-124 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. “That was a playoff-level energy that we had to play with at the end of the...

Memphis Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson Jr. dunks the ball during the second half  of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies against the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

McCollum, Lillard help Blazers get past Memphis in OT

Jul. 31, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 33 points, teaming with Damian Lillard for 11 of Portland's 16 in overtime, and the Trail Blazers pulled out a desperately needed victory to resume their season by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 140-135 on Friday. Lillard finished with 29 points and nine...