Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard closed the regular season with a flurry that earned him Western Conference Player of the week. In four games in which the Blazers went 3-1 to capture the No. seed in the Western Conference, Lillard averaged 31.8 points, 6.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds.
They have the capacity to make Jokic work on defense. That has to happen if the Blazers are going to be successful. Running the offense through Nurkic early in games has become a staple for Portland over the last couple weeks.
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