|Rights: Be A por GM||HT: 6-2|
|Jersey: 0||WT: 195|
|DOB: 7/15/1990||Age: 31|
|Sal: $43.75M||Inj: O - Abdomen - Out|
|Player Avg: FBPPG =21.38 PPG=23.97 APG=7.31 STPG=0.59|
|Contract Status: YBC - Year Based Contract|
|Damian Lillard: Struggles but still scores 26|
Lillard posted 26 points (5-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 13-14 FT), two rebounds, five assists and one block across 36 minutes during Monday's 132-117 loss to the Mavericks.
The Scoop: Lillard led Portland in scoring in the contest despite struggling from the field. His offensive output was boosted by an excellent effort from the charity stripe -- the third time in his past four games that Lillard has knocked down double-digit free throws. The superstar point guard entered the contest having averaged 38.0 points on 54.8 percent shooting over his previous three games, so there's no reason to be concerned about one relatively poor night.
Dec 28 7:10 ET