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Haynes: Blazers G Elliot Williams Grieves Loss Of Mother To Cancer

Portland Trail Blazers guard Elliot Williams discusses losing his mother to caner.


Chris Haynes of writes that Portland Trail Blazers guard Elliot Williams is grieving the loss of his mother to a battle with cancer.

"It was tough," he said. "That's my mom. But I had to look at it a different way: She's in a better place now. She's not suffering anymore. I know she's not suffering. I got a chance to talk to her before she passed away and I let her know how I felt. I'm just so glad she's not suffering anymore."


"My mom was a fighter so I'm going to keep fighting," Williams said. "I had similar instances where I've been hurt, but I'm going to keep fighting because I know that's what she wants me to do. That's what she did and I got that fight from my mom. I'm going to keep fighting. I'm going to push through."

Williams, 23, has not yet played this season after undergoing season-ending surgery on a torn Achilles back in September.

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