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Lillard Out (Inflammation) for Blazers vs. Raptors Scrimmage

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Damian Lillard will rest during Sunday’s scrimmage contest between the Trail Blazers and Raptors.

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The Trail Blazers will play their scrimmage game against the Raptors without star guard Damian Lillard in the lineup. According to Yahoo Sports NBA insider Chris Haynes, Lillard will rest during Sunday’s contest between Portland and Toronto.

Lillard went 1-for-5 from the field in 20 minutes of action against the Pacers on Thursday. With Lillard out, coach Terry Stotts will likely turn to CJ McCollum and a trio of youngsters to fill out the backcourt rotation. Anfernee Simons, Jaylen Adams and Gary Trent Jr. could see minutes outside of second-unit heavy shifts during Sunday’s action.

Update: Prior to the game, coach Terry Stotts explained that Lillard’s absence was caused by inflammation in his left foot.

The Blazers tip off against the Raptors at 3:00 p.m. PT.