Damian Lillard scored 20 points Tuesday on 5-of-17 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Houston Rockets 115-111. Lillard pulled down four rebounds and had six assists, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 36:04 of playing time. He added one steal. Lillard struggled from 3-point range, coming up empty on all seven of his attempts.
Damian Lillard finished Sunday's road win with 23 points (6-of-13 FGs, 9-of-9 FTs), two 3-pointers, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 31 minutes.
Advice: Lillard's availability tonight wasn't guaranteed because his girlfriend is due to give birth to their son on March 19 -- he was essentially 'on call' all weekend. He shouldn't be a DNP risk during the upcoming three-game week, though, since Portland hosts the Rockets on Monday and the Celtics on Friday, before traveling to OKC for Sunday's game. He's scored 20+ points in a career-best 15 straight games, and fantasy owners can deploy him with total confidence.
Damian Lillard scored 24 points with seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal, three blocks and three 3-pointers during a 100-87 win over the Pistons on Saturday.
Advice: Make it 12 straight for the red-hot Blazers to give them a two-game lead over the Thunder for the No. 3 spot, and a huge 5.5-game cushion to remain in the postseason. The Blazers first unit has been solid on defense, but Dame has been no slouch with averages of 31.1 points, 4.3 boards, 6.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 4.0 treys. He has a tidy 61.5 TS% and a 32.3 usage rate, so Dame is scoring the ball extremely well. They get a big game against the Clippers on Sunday.
Damian Lillard scored 23 points Sunday, going 6 of 13 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 122-109. Lillard did not grab a rebound but had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +23 in his 31:12 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Lillard went 2 of 6 from 3-point range.
Damian Lillard scored 24 points Saturday, going 6 of 19 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Detroit Pistons 100-87. Lillard pulled down seven rebounds and dished out eight assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +23 in his 37:20 on the floor. He added three blocks and one steal. Lillard went 3 of 10 from 3-point range.
Damian Lillard scored 24 points on 7-of-20 shooting Thursday to go with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two turnovers in 36 minutes.
Advice: Lillard struggled to get his shot to drop through the first half of action, but he did a good job of staying aggressive and getting to the line, finishing a perfect 9-9 from the charity stripe. As per usual, he also came through with some clutch shots down the stretch, and the sudden otherworldly play from both C.J. McCollum and Thrillard has Portland sitting on the No. 3 seed out West.
Damian Lillard scored 24 points Thursday on 7-of-20 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-105. Lillard grabbed three rebounds and dished out nine assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 36:17 of playing time. He added one steal. Lillard went 1 of 8 from 3-point range.
Damian Lillard's first child is due Monday and if his wife goes into labor on Sunday, he could miss Sunday's road game vs. the Clippers.
Advice: It sounds like Lillard will play in Saturday's home game regardless. He does plan to travel with the Blazers for Sunday's game, but his status obviously won't be known until the weekend. Shabazz Napier will be a very popular streaming play if Lillard does miss a game.
Damian Lillard scored 32 points Monday, going 8 of 19 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Miami Heat 115-99. Lillard grabbed five rebounds and had 10 assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +25 in his 37:05 on the floor. Lillard went 7 of 14 from behind the arc.
Damian Lillard hit 8-of-19 shots, 7-of-14 3-pointers and 9-of-10 free throws for 32 points, five rebounds and 10 assists in 37 minutes on Monday.
Advice: Lillard is calling himself the best shooter in the league and he's playing like it lately, averaging a ridiculous 31.2 points, 6.4 assists and 5.4 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting over his last five games. He's returning first-round value this season and is in the talk for the MVP Award, although James Harden pretty much has it wrapped up. And the No. 3 seeded Blazers won their 10th straight game tonight.