Lillard scored 20 points (5-14 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 7-8 FT) while adding three rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes during Thursday's 119-102 loss to the Pelicans in Game 3. While the point guard was able to get to the line more often than he had in the first two games of the series combined, his 14 field-goal attempts were also far below the 19.4 he averaged in the regular season, leading to another relatively disappointing scoring performance. Lillard will need to find a way to beat the Pelicans' stifling defense if the Blazers are going to avoid a series sweep Saturday in New Orleans.
Lillard accounted for 17 points (7-18 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, three rebounds and one steal across 40 minutes during Portland's 111-102 loss to the Pelicans in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series. As stellar as he was during the regular season, Lillard has undeniably come up short in the first two games of the series against the Pelicans, shooting just 31.7 percent over that span, including 31.3 percent from distance. The 27-year-old All-Star couldn't help make up for the in-game injuries of Jusuf Nurkic (leg) and Evan Turner (toe), actually finishing with one less point than in Game 1. With the Blazers in a troubling 2-0 hole, Lillard will undoubtedly need to step his game up for Thursday's Game 3, especially if either or both of his aforementioned teammates are forced to miss that contest.
Lillard netted 18 points (6-23 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added seven assists, seven rebounds and two steals across 42 minutes in Portland's 97-95 loss to the Pelicans in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Lillard and backcourt mate C.J. McCollum combined to go just 13-for-41 from the field, certainly a factor in the surprising loss on their home court. The All-Star point guard's final point tally only looked respectable due to sheer volume on his part, and factoring in the last six games of the regular season, he's now shot 36.4 percent or worse in four of his last seven contests overall. He'll look to be much sharper when the two teams clash again in Game 2 on Tuesday.
Lillard contributed 36 points (13-25 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 10 assists, one rebound and one steal across 37 minutes in a 102-93 win over the Jazz on Wednesday. Lillard ensured the Blazers finished the regular season on a high note and clinched the No. 3 seed and Northwest Division title. The All-Star point guard heads into the postseason in the midst of a torrid offensive stretch, one that saw him average 30.0 points, 7.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals across 36.0 minutes in five April games while eclipsing the 30-point mark twice overall. Given his outsized role in the team's offensive attack, Lillard projects as one of the most coveted fantasy assets for those playing in playoff formats and DFS contests during the postseason.
Lillard delivered 25 points (8-22 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 7-11 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one steal across 40 minutes in an 88-82 loss to the Nuggets on Monday. Lillard's scoring total led the Blazers on a night when the Nuggets played some stifling defense, particularly in the second half. The All-Star point guard scuffled with his shot, especially from distance, but his second consecutive 22-attempt tally helped him to his strong final line. Lillard is averaging 28.5 points, 6.3 assists, 3.8 assists and 1.3 steals across 40 minutes in the four April games he's played, and he should be similarly involved in the season finale against the Jazz on Wednesday as Portland tries to lock up the No. 3 seed.
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