The Blazers have been missing Jusurf Nurkic and CJ McCollum since mid-January. The Blazers second and third-best players. Dame has carried the Blazers to a 10-5 record since. During that span, Lillard’s numbers are even better. Going for 31.9/4.0/8.6 on 46/39% shooting splits. Plus a 43 point and 15 assist performance last night, including hitting the game-winner.
The Blazers are 18-10 and the fourth seed in the West without two of their three best players. Meanwhile, the Luka Doncic led Mavericks are 13-15 and outside of the playoffs right now. This guy should be in the MVP conversation and he isn’t getting the start in the all-star game. Damn shame.