Damian Lillard Emerges From Shutdown Ready for Playoff Push
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard struggled during the coronavirus shutdown, missing his mom and grieving the death of his cousin. But he also found inspiration in his music and the Black Lives Matter movement. Now his focus has turned to the re-start of the NBA season later this month in Orlando. The Blazers have just eight games to climb into the playoffs. They'll get a boost by the return of big men Jusuf Nukic and Zach Collins.