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No playoff chance, no play says Blazers ace Lillard

May 27, 2020 - 11:17 AM

Portland star Damian Lillard thinks there’s no point in playing 'meaningless games' if the Blazers 'don't have a true opportunity to get into the playoffs'

CHANCES. Damian Lillard and the Portland Blazers stand just a spot outside the playoffs.  Photo from NBA

Blazers star Lillard wants playoff shot should NBA resume

Apr 09, 2020 - 1:36 PM

'There could be a lot of bad basketball,' admits Portland guard Damian Lillard as NBA players have been unable to train as usual

Damian Lillard. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

WATCH: CJ McCollum jokes about Jamal Murray after IG scandal

Mar 28, 2020 - 5:36 PM

Speaking to teammate Damian Lillard live on the official NBA account on Instagram, CJ McCollum reacts to a comment alluding to the Jamal Murray scandal

STAR GUARDS. Jamal Murray and CJ McCollum have both been on a tear before the NBA shut down its season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photos by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP (Murray) and Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP (McCollum)

Booker to replace ailing Lillard in All-Star Game

Feb 14, 2020 - 9:25 AM

Suns star Devin Booker gets a last-minute All-Star call-up as streaky Trail Blazer guard Damian Lillard suffers an injury

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Seething Lillard slams refs over blown call

Feb 09, 2020 - 10:50 AM

'Plenty money,' says Damian Lillard as the Portland star expects a fine after lashing out at officials for a non-call in a pivotal play

FUMING. There’s no appeasing Damian Lillard after a non-call cost the Blazers the game. Photo by Steve Dipaola/EPA-EFE

Damian Lillard makes NBA history as Trail Blazers rip Jazz

Feb 02, 2020 - 2:47 PM

Damian Lillard follows up his 48-point, 10-assist, and 9-rebound outing against the Lakers with another masterful showing against the Jazz

DAME TIME. Damian Lillard slowly but surely inserts his name into the MVP conversation. Photo from Twitter/@trailblazers

Lillard notches career-high of 61 in OT escape of Golden State

Jan 21, 2020 - 6:01 PM

Lillard drains 11 three-pointers to spoil the Golden State Warriors' groove

HOT NIGHT. Damian Lillard drops a career high of 61 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to an overtime win. File photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: NBA stars dress up for Halloween

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:57 PM

LeBron James, Steph Curry, and Paul George steal the Halloween spotlight with their costumes

HALLOWEEN KING. LeBron James takes Halloween seriously. Photo from Instagram/@kingjames

Trail Blazers guard Lillard wins NBA Citizenship Award

Jun 13, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Blazers star Damian Lillard gets honored for supporting high school students and boosting an anti-bullying message in Portland

 BEYOND BASKETBALL. Damian Lillard pushes for a positive school culture in Portland. Photo from NBA

Blazers star Lillard playing with separated ribs against Warriors

May 20, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The star guard will need to buck off the injury anew as Portland looks to fend off elimination from Golden State in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals

PLAYING THROUGH PAIN. Damian Lillard has been playing through the injury since Game 2. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Lillard hits game-winning 3 as Warriors fall to Blazers in OT

Dec 28, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The Blazers deal the defending champion Warriors their second straight loss at home

LILLARD TIME. Damian Lillard comes through the clutch for the Blazers to upset Steph Curry and the Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Blazers spoil LeBron’s Lakers debut

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:23 PM

(UPDATED) Damian Lilllard and the Portland Blazers finish strong against LeBron James and the Lakers

BLAZING START. Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers steals the ball – and the game – from LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Harden lead All-NBA Team as unanimous picks

May 25, 2018 - 8:40 AM

Golden State forward Kevin Durant, New Orleans center Anthony Davis, and Portland guard Damian Lillard complete the elite selection

SEASON’S BEST. James Harden highlights his season with the first 60-point triple-double in NBA history, while LeBron James moves past Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone for the most All-NBA Team selections. Photos by AFP

Blazers Lillard reaches half-century mark vs Kings

Feb 10, 2018 - 3:52 PM

Portland wins two of their last 5 games

50 POINTS. Dame Lillard reaches 50 points during the 3rd quarter. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

The 5 worst superstar performances so far in the NBA playoffs

May 12, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Ever athlete has a bad day once in a while even the greatest

FIZZLED. James Harden's Game 6 performance against the San Antonio Spurs is possibly the most pathetic playoff performance from a superstar in the modern era, the writer opines. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Damian Lillard drops Draymond Green with wicked crossover

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Damian Lillard sends Draymond Green to the floor with a highlight crossover move

BREAKING ANKLES. Damian Lillard sends Draymond Green to the floor with a crossover move. File Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State pulls away from Portland late to open playoffs with a win

Apr 17, 2017 - 6:48 AM

The Warriors outscore the Blazers 33 21 in the fourth quarter to secure a Game 1 victory

HOT START. Klay Thompson, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors showed Portland why they're the number one seed in the west with a Game 1 victory. File photo by LARRY W. SMITH/EPA

Damian Lillard explodes for franchise-record 59 points

Apr 09, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Lillard scores 59 points on 9 of 14 shooting from downtown as the Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz

RIP CITY. Damian Lillard broke the previous club record of 54 points, which was set by Damon Stoudamire in 2005. File photo by Steve DiPaola/EPA

Lillard explodes for 49 points against Heat

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:18 PM

It was Lillard s 13th game this season with 30 or more points and his fourth with 40 or more

SIZZLING. Damian Lillard catches fire for 49 points against the Heat. File Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Lillard lifts Portland over Celtics in overtime

Jan 22, 2017 - 12:40 PM

The Trail Blazers salvage their 4 game road trip with a victory in Boston

WATCH: Kevin Love nears record with 34 points in one quarter

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Against the Portland Trail Blazers Love is all you need

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED. Kevin Love caught fire early, coming within 3 points of tying Klay Thompson's record for most points in a single quarter. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs' LeBron James becomes youngest to 27,000 points

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:19 PM

UPDATED LeBron James 31 years and 317 days old scores 11 in the first quarter to surpass former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant

27,000 POINTS. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Washington Wizards during the first half at Verizon Center on November 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Lillard's goal: Become best player in NBA next season

Jun 15, 2016 - 4:35 PM

There s a lot of things I can improve on and a lot more things I want to get done says Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Lillard: basketball a ‘guard’s game,’ but big men still important

Jun 15, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The way the NBA is played today favors Lillard who used his outside shot as a premier weapon to averaging a career high

IN PHOTOS: NBA star Damian Lillard rocks Manila

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:56 PM

Adidas brings in another NBA star

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

WATCH: Damian Lillard drops the beat and raps in the Philippines

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:55 PM

If the whole basketball thing doesn t work out for Lillard he can definitely find a career in the music industry

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard coming to Manila

Jun 02, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Lillard becomes the latest NBA star brought to the country by Adidas

LOOK: Kiefer Ravena meets Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard

May 12, 2016 - 1:38 PM

The two time UAAP MVP posted the photo on his Instagram account along with the words of wisdom that were shared to him by the Trail Blazers’ leading scorer

Lillard's big night lifts Trail Blazers over Warriors in Game 3

May 08, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Damian Lillard scores a career playoff high 40 points and hands out 10 assists as the Blazers win their first game of the series

RIP CITY. Damian Lillard turned in a masterpiece performance to hold off the Warriors in Game 3. Photo by Steve DiPaola/EPA

Warriors destroyed by Blazers as Lillard scores 51

Feb 20, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Golden State falls to 48 5 with all 5 defeats coming on the road

NBA: LeBron James reaches milestone in win over Pistons

Jan 30, 2016 - 3:16 PM

LeBron James is the youngest player ever to reach the 26 000 career points

26,000. LeBron James breaches the 26,000-point mark in the NBA. Photo by LARRY W. SMITH/EPA

The athlete attitude: Tips for success

Apr 30, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Just how far can passion resilience and commitment take you? Read on to find out

NBA wRap: Nets, Bucks, Blazers stay alive

Apr 28, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Brooklyn ties their series vs Atlanta at 2 2 while Milwaukee and Portland both live to fight another day

POINT DEMI-GODS? (L-R) Point guards Deron Williams, Michael Carter-Williams, and Damian Lillard all had stellar outings to keep their teams' playoff hopes alive. Photos from the NBA's official Facebook page

NBA wRap: Kyrie explodes, Clips take down Spurs

Apr 20, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Kyrie Irving finishes with 30 points in his playoff debut while the LA Clippers prove they can beat the defending champs San Antonio Spurs

Cleveland's Kyrie Irving (L) had a cool 30 points in his playoff debut while Chris Paul (R) and the rest of the Clippers show they have what it takes to beat defending champs Spurs. Photos from the NBA's Official Facebook page

Steph Curry bolsters MVP credentials with 45-point performance

Apr 10, 2015 - 3:54 PM

Curry who is bidding to win the league s MVP award broke his own NBA single season record of 272 threes set two seasons ago

SHARPSHOOTER. Stephen Curry hit 8 three-pointers, surpassing his own previous season record. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Trail Blazers pound Lakers to clinch division title

Apr 04, 2015 - 5:10 PM

It is the first time the Trail Blazers have won the division since finishing in a tie with Denver during the 2008 09 NBA season

Damian Lillard scored 20 points in the division clinching win. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Lillard’s return to Philippines ‘already in the works’

Apr 01, 2015 - 6:12 PM

Damian Lillard says he wants to return to the Philippines some time this summer adds his last trip was a great experience

A GREAT EXPERIENCE. That's how All-Star point guard Damian Lillard describes his last trip to the Philippines. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Damian Lillard respects Pacquiao, but picks Mayweather to win

Apr 01, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Portland s star point guard says he s a fan of Floyd Mayweather Jr s work ethic

WORK ETHIC. Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard is a fan of Floyd Mayweather Jr's work ethic which he believes is what will catapult him to a win over Manny Pacquiao. Lillard photo by EPA, Mayweather photo by AFP

NBA wRap: Spurs lose in triple OT again

Dec 20, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Damian Lillard explodes for 43 points as Portland sends San Antonio to its second straight triple overtime loss

DAME'S GOT GAME. Portland's Damian Lillard (R) drives against San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (C). Photo by D. Clarke Evans / NBAE / Getty Images / AFP

Is Team USA's final 12 good enough to win the FIBA World Cup?

Aug 27, 2014 - 2:47 AM

With Team USA set to defend its FIBA world championship in Spain the question on everyone s mind is whether their squad is up to the task against the world s best

TITLE DEFENSE. Kyrie Irving (L) and James Harden (R) will fortify the wings for Team USA in Spain. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Team USA announces final roster after beating Puerto Rico

Aug 23, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Damian Lillard Kyle Korver Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons were cut from the lineup

COURT GENERAL. Derrick Rose takes a shot against Puerto Rican defenders. He leads the final 12 of Team USA that will compete in the FIBA World Championship in Spain. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Holding Court - What caused the 'Last Home Stand' fiasco?

Jul 28, 2014 - 8:00 AM

It was a huge black eye to Philippine basketball as columnist Bert Ramirez tackles the ill fated Gilas Last Home Stand

Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Lillard, DeRozan release similar tweets on 'Last Home Stand' cancellation

Jul 24, 2014 - 4:54 PM

NBA stars DeMar DeRozan and Damian Lillard released nearly identical statements via Twitter regarding the cancellation of Last Home Stand leading to suggestions that their agent had prepared them

LAST HOME STATEMENT. NBA stars DeMar DeRozan (L) and Damian Lillard (R) both tweeted the exact same statement regarding the Last Home Stand cancellation. Was it a coincidence or was there coordination? Photos from Agence France-Presse

Paying a steep price, fans feel robbed at Last Home Stand

Jul 24, 2014 - 8:00 AM

If there s one thing we learned from the Last Home Stand it s that hell truly hath no fury like Filipino basketball fans scorned

MIC'D UP. The NBA stars come out not with matching jerseys but with matching mics - already a hint that they won't play a game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MVP, PLDT take responsibility for Last Home Stand disaster

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:32 AM

As fallout from the Gilas Last Home Stand continues PLDT chairman and top Gilas Pilipinas patron Manny V Pangilinan has taken responsibility for the disaster

NBA players Tyson Chandler, James Harden and DeMar DeRozan prepare to run drills at the Last Home Stand. Photo by Josh Albelda

IN PHOTOS: NBA stars arrive in Manila for Gilas Last Home Stand

Jul 21, 2014 - 9:18 PM

View photos from Monday s press conference featuring the NBA All Stars who will challenge the Philippine national men s basketball team at Gilas Last Home Stand

From left: Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Brandon Jennings, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan and Terrence Ross at the NBA Cafe in Taguig. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NBA players Leonard, Lowry, Johnson also coming to Manila

Jul 01, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Add 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard along with Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry and rookie Nick Johnson to the list of stars playing against Gilas Pilipinas

MORE PLAYERS. (L to R) Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry, and rookie Nick Johnson are also coming to the Philippines for the Gilas Last Home Stand. Photos from EPA

NBA Players Griffin, Lillard, Pierce, DeRozan to play Gilas in 'The Last Home Stand'

Jun 25, 2014 - 5:54 PM

NBA Players Blake Griffin Damian Lillard Paul Pierce and DeMar DeRozan are expected to visit Manila from July 22 23 with the main attraction presumed to be a matchup between the NBA stars and members of Gilas Pilipinas

MANILA BOUND.Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (R) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (L) are two of the NBA All-Stars who will visit Manila next month. Photo by Matt Campbell/EPA

Blazers beat Spurs in Game 4 to prevent sweep

May 13, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Damian Lillard scored 25 points as the Portland Trail Blazers stayed alive in the NBA playoffs

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (L) in action against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (R). Photo by Steve DiPaola/EPA

WATCH: Lillard hits buzzer beater three to lift Blazers to second round

May 03, 2014 - 3:45 PM

The Rockets appeared to heading to victory after a Chandler Parsons layup put them ahead two with 0 9 seconds left That was before Damian Lillard had the final word