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Damian Lillard Selected for All-Star Game; Will Compete in 3-Point Contest

On Thursday, Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was selected to take part in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.

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Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard earned his fifth trip to the NBA All-Star Game on Thursday, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Oakland native finished behind James Harden and Luka Doncic in voting for All-Star starters, but he secured a place as a reserve.

Lillard is enjoying a season full of career-high numbers. Through 46 contests, he is averaging 29.0 points and 7.8 assists per game. Leading into Thursday’s announcement, Lillard has strung together four eye-popping performances. He is averaging 48.5 points per game over that stretch, a run that earned him Western Conference Player of the Week.

With the players set, team captains Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James will select their squads on Feb. 6. The All-Star Game will take place on Feb. 16 in Chicago, Illinois.

Update: Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reports that Lillard will take point in the 3-Point Contest as well.