According to Casey Holdahl, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will miss the first game of his career tonight against the Atlanta Hawks, ending a streak of 275 consecutive starts over four years. The Blazers will also be without guard CJ McCollum.
Damian Lillard (plantar fascia) and CJ McCollum (bilateral ankle sprains) are OUT for tonight's game. OUT.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) December 21, 2015
Lillard hobbled through the end of last night's game against the Miami Heat with a sore plantar fascia, but yesterday was insistent that he would play tonight.
Lillard was also emphatic that he's not particularly worried about the injury, would expect he played tomorrow vs. Hawks— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) December 20, 2015
According to @TrailBlazersPR, Lillard's 275-game streak was the third-longest active streak in the NBA, and the second-longest in Blazers franchise history behind Cliff Robinson (461).
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