Trent finished with 16 points (5-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 4 boards, 2 assists, and 2 steals, in 40 minutes of a 131-122 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday. Trent got the start in place of Damian Lillard (knee), who left the bubble to receive treatment for an injured knee. He logged his best overall game of the series in the start, reaching series highs across the board, and knocked down a late three to keep the game close. Even with an impressive team effort to make up for the absence of Lillard, it wasn't enough to extend the series, as the outmanned Blazers couldn't keep pace with the No. 1 seeded Lakers. The loss ends Portland's season and its time in the bubble.
Trent will start Saturday's Game 5 against the Lakers, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports. With Damian Lillard (knee) leaving the bubble, Trent will move into a starting role. In eight previous starts, Trent is averaging 13.3 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.0 assists in 30.3 minutes.
Trent tallied eight points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five steals, three rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 35 minutes during Saturday's 126-122 win over the Grizzlies. Trent stepped up defensively in this one, finishing with a career high steal total while being called upon to cover Ja Morant down the stretch. Trent isn't known for his defensive ability but showcased his grit and determination on that end of the court. He can likely be expected to continue playing plenty of minutes off the bench for the Trail Blazers in the team's first round matchup against the Lakers.
Trent produced 16 points (6-13 FG, 4-10 3Pt), two steals, a rebound, an assist and a blocked shot across 36 minutes in Thursday's 134-133 win over the Nets. Although it took a little while for the Duke product to find his niche, Trent spent most of his second season as a utility player who could offer a different look in the Blazers' rotation. With Jusuf Nurkic, Hassan Whiteside and Alex Collins now available to alleviate pressure in the frontcourt, Trent's role expanded significantly in Orlando. In the bubble, Trent is seeing 34 minutes per game and averaging 16.9 points.
Trent recorded 22 points (7-13 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one assist and one steal in 34 minutes during Saturday's 122-117 loss to the Clippers. Trent has hit another level in the bubble. Across the Blazers' first five games, he's totaled 103 points while going 28-of-45 from long distance. He's doing what he can, at least on offense, to make up for the absence of Trevor Ariza (personal), who has opted out of the restart.
Last 7 Games
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