Damian Lillard leaves game with dislocated index finger on left hand

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="It was an ugly night for Portland Thursday — the Los Angeles Lakers tightened up their defense and shot down the Trail Blazers offense, blowing the game wide open.» data-reactid=»19″>It was an ugly night for Portland Thursday — the Los Angeles Lakers tightened up their defense and shot down the Trail Blazers offense, blowing the game wide open.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Then Damian Lillard hurt his finger, and things went from ugly to scary for the Blazers.» data-reactid=»20″>Then Damian Lillard hurt his finger, and things went from ugly to scary for the Blazers.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="He tried to swipe the ball out of Anthony Davis‘ hands from behind as Davis dribbled past, Lillard missed the ball, and on the follow-through his left hand clipped the back of Davis’ shoe, dislocating his finger. Lillard left the game and did not return.» data-reactid=»27″>He tried to swipe the ball out of Anthony Davis‘ hands from behind as Davis dribbled past, Lillard missed the ball, and on the follow-through his left hand clipped the back of Davis’ shoe, dislocating his finger. Lillard left the game and did not return.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The X-rays being negative are a good sign that Lillard will not miss more time (this is his off hand). Game 3 of this series is set for Saturday.» data-reactid=»30″>The X-rays being negative are a good sign that Lillard will not miss more time (this is his off hand). Game 3 of this series is set for Saturday.

Lillard, however, was frustrated.

Lillard had 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting in a game that the Lakers led by 30 and won 111-88.

 

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