Portland All-Star guard Damian Lillard (hamstring strain), who is out tonight against Denver, also expected to miss Saturday’s game at Los Angeles Lakers as a precaution, league sources tell ESPN. The next game for Trail Blazers would be hosting Philadelphia Dec. 28.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) December 22, 2017
The injury will cause Lillard to miss Friday’s game versus the Denver Nuggets, as well the Saturday game against the Los Angeles Lakers as a precautionary measure. Lillard suffered the injury during Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Lillard is averaging 25.2 points per game this season, good for eighth best in the NBA. Trail Blazers Digital Reporter Casey Holdahl reports that Shabazz Napier enters the starting lineup tonight in Lillard’s absence.