Lillard recorded 39 points (11-17 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 11-11 FT), eight assists, five rebounds and one steal across 35 minutes Sunday in the Trail Blazers' 116-113 win over the Knicks. Though Lillard missed out on two games during the week due to COVID-19-related postponements, he's provided stellar lines in both of the Trail Blazers' first two contests without backcourt mate CJ McCollum (foot), who is expected to be sidelined through at least late February. While taking on elevated usage in both games, Lillard has averaged 37.0, 7.0 assists, 4.5 three-pointers, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 35.5 minutes. That level of scoring probably isn't sustainable given that Lillard has converted at a 52.5 percent clip from the field between those contests, but he shouldn't have much trouble routinely topping 30 points while McCollum is on the shelf.
Lillard and the Blazers will not play Friday against Memphis after the game was postponed, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. With Wednesday's game also postponed, this is a major setback for Lillard's fantasy managers, who will get just one more game this week (Sunday vs. NYK) out of the star guard. The COVID-19 issues seem to be on the Grizzlies' side, so the hope is that Portland's schedule will be mostly unaffected going forward.
Lillard and the Trail Blazers will not play Wednesday, as the game against the Grizzlies has been postponed, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Contract tracing will not be completed in time for Wednesday's game to be played. These two teams are scheduled to play again Friday.
Lillard scored a game-high 35 points (10-23 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 12-12 FT) while adding six assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 36 minutes during Monday's 125-104 loss to the Spurs. Without CJ McCollum (foot) or Jusuf Nurkic (wrist) by his side, Lillard's big effort went to waste as only two other Blazers managed to score in double digits. The superstar point guard has scored at least 35 points in three of the last four games, and his usage and production don't figure to slide any time soon with Portland missing two key starters.
Lillard registered 36 points (10-23 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 12-12 FT), seven rebounds and seven assists in a win over the Hawks on Saturday. With CJ McCollum ruled out after the first half due to a foot injury, Lillard was left to carry the offense on a night when no other Trail Blazer scored more than 18 points. The All-Star point guard rose to the occasion, exceeding 30 points for the seventh time this season while adding seven boards and seven dimes. Lillard again ranks as one of the league's most explosive offensive performers, posting per-game averages of 27.6 points, 3.8 three-pointers, 4.8 rebounds and 6.8 assists through 13 games.
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