Lillard didn't practice Tuesday due to a right knee injury and will be a game-time decision for Wednesday' game against the Lakers, Mike Richman of The Oregonian reports. Lillard appeared to suffer a minor knee injury during Sunday's contest, although he managed to play through the issue. He rehabbed his knee for nearly four hours Monday and is optimistic about his chances of taking the court in Portland's upcoming tilt, although a final decision on his availability likely won't come until closer to tipoff.
Lillard generated 19 points (7-15 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 12 assists and five rebounds across 35 minutes in the Trail Blazers' 100-94 win over the Celtics on Sunday. Lillard's assist total represented a season high, and he also managed to bump up his shooting percentage for the second straight game after a pair of contests with sub-40.0 percent tallies. The 28-year-old has also drained multiple threes in five of his first six November tilts and continues to boast career bests in shooting percentage (46.5), free-throw percentage (94.0) and rebounds (5.0) through his first 13 games.
Lillard managed 25 points (11-25 FG, 3-7 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 34 minutes during Thursday's 116-105 victory over the Clippers. Lillard failed to get to the free-throw line for the second consecutive game, finishing with 25 points Thursday. He appears to be struggling somewhat with his shot right now but will undoubtedly be able to turn it around sooner rather than later. Those with Lillard on their roster will simply have to ride this out and wait for the assumed bounce back which could come as soon as Sunday against the Celtics.
Lillard managed 13 points (5-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists and one block across 36 minutes in the Trail Blazers' 118-103 win over the Bucks on Tuesday. Lillard was far from sharp, but backcourt mate C.J. McCollum's stellar 40-point performance more than helped make up for it. The All-Star point guard clunkers are usually few and far between, although he's opened November in a bit of a shooting slump. Factoring in Tuesday's 33.3 percent success rate, Lillard has drained 40.0 percent of his 70 attempts through his first four games of the month, with back-to-back sub-40-percent tallies.
Lillard had 18 points (6-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 28 minutes during Sunday's 111-81 victory over Minnesota. Lillard played well Sunday but was only called upon for short stretches as the Trail Blazers blew this game out very early. Lillard has had a fantastic start to the season and shows no signs of slowing despite this somewhat muted effort. They will face a much tougher opponent in the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, so look for Lillard to get back to his best for that one.
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