Damian Lillard underwent surgery earlier this month to repair an abdomen issue, and is expected to be out for at least six weeks.
The Trail Blazers are 5-15 on the road this season.The Raptors also won 109-105 Friday over the Washington Wizards to complete a five-game trip with a 2-3 record as rookie Scottie Barnes scored a career-best 27 points. Playing without Damian Lillard (abdomen), Norman Powell (personal) and Larry Nance Jr. (knee), Portland got 29 points and 17 rebounds from Jusuf Nurkic on Friday. "Nurk has taken his game to another level," Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billups said.
The second round happens this weekend, and boy, are the choices getting tough! The idea came from an article from Dia Miller and Dave Deckard, detailing the Blazers they’d most like to see one more time. The piece was fun and well-received, so we’re making a bracket of 16 candidates and letting you vote for your favorites.