Age: 28 Height: 6-3 Weight: 195 lbs School: Weber State
When Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cavaliers last year, LeBron James told the Cavs not to trade the disgruntled star. League sources say that when James became convinced Irving couldn’t be persuaded to stay in Cleveland, he suggested to the Cavs front office that it deal Irving to the Blazers for All-Star point guard Damian Lillard.
Mikal Bridges said he had never played for a losing team. A 22-point loss to the Trail Blazers last night dropped Phoenix to 4-21, the NBA’s worst record. During the game, Bridges fouled Damian Lillard then had a demonstrative interaction with Suns coach Igor Kokoskov.
Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard saw an opportunity to screen Patty Mills out of the play – and took it.
That freed Damian Lillard to throw a nice pass to a cutting Seth Curry, who scored. But Portland fell to the Spurs, 131-118.
Every day in the NBA there is a lot to unpack, so every weekday morning throughout the season we will give you the three things you need to know from the last 24 hours in the NBA. 1) Damian Lillard goes off for a Portland-record 10 three-pointers in Blazers’ victory. When Damian Lillard gets hot —yes, I believe in the hot-hand theory, so sue me — there is no more dangerous player in the NBA.
Damian Lillard didn't realize he was at 10 3-pointers. If I would have known that I would have went for it,'' Lillard said, adding with a smile, ''What is it? Lillard set a franchise record for 3s on his way to 41 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off the Orlando Magic 115-112 on Wednesday night.