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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

Lillard tells USA Basketball he’s in for Olympics

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

June 16, 2021, 2:36pm Blazers

Portland guard Damian Lillard has told USA Basketball officials that he will play for the national team in this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, a person with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday. Read story

For the fourth season in a row Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was named to the All-NBA Team, it was announced Tuesday, June 15, 2021. This is the third time in as many years he earned Second Team honors.

Jokic leads All-NBA team; Lillard a 2nd-team pick

For the fourth season in a row Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was named to the All-NBA Team, it was announced Tuesday, June 15, 2021. This is the third time in as many years he earned Second Team honors.

June 15, 2021, 6:54pm Blazers

Denver’s Nikola Jokic was the runaway MVP this season, which made it a virtual certainty that he would also be an All-NBA first-team selection. Read story

The Portland Trail Blazers and head coach Terry Stotts parted ways Friday, June 4, 2021, ending a nine-year run that saw the team good enough to get to the playoffs — but not good enough to get past the first round in four of the last five seasons.

Blazers, Terry Stotts parting ways after 9 seasons

The Portland Trail Blazers and head coach Terry Stotts parted ways Friday, June 4, 2021, ending a nine-year run that saw the team good enough to get to the playoffs — but not good enough to get past the first round in four of the last five seasons.

June 4, 2021, 6:00pm Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers and head coach Terry Stotts parted ways Friday, ending a nine-year run. Read story

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic shoots over Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

Blazers season comes to an end with 126-115 loss to Nuggets in Game 6

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic shoots over Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

June 3, 2021, 8:05pm Blazers

Nikola Jokic had 36 points and the Denver Nuggets eliminated the Portland Trail Blazers in six games with a 126-115 victory Thursday night. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots a 3-point basket against Denver Nuggets guard Shaquille Harrison (3) to send Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series into a second overtime, Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Denver.

Nuggets beat Blazers 147-140 in 2OT, Lillard scores 55

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots a 3-point basket against Denver Nuggets guard Shaquille Harrison (3) to send Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series into a second overtime, Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Denver.

June 1, 2021, 9:44pm Blazers

Michael Porter Jr.’s 3-pointer with 1:33 left in the second overtime helped the Denver Nuggets squelch an epic comeback by the Portland Trail Blazers with a 147-140 win Tuesday night in Game 5 of the playoff series. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers forward Norman Powell, left, celebrates with center Jusuf Nurkic, right, during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets in Portland, Ore., Saturday, May 29, 2021. The Blazers won 1115-95.

Trail Blazers beat Nuggets 115-95 in Game 4 to tie series

Portland Trail Blazers forward Norman Powell, left, celebrates with center Jusuf Nurkic, right, during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets in Portland, Ore., Saturday, May 29, 2021. The Blazers won 1115-95.

May 29, 2021, 3:54pm Blazers

Norman Powell matched his career playoff high with 29 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 115-95 on Saturday in Game 4 to even the first-round series. Read story

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, center, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, right, forward Robert Covington, second from right, and center Enes Kanter, left, during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

Nuggets beat Blazers 120-115 to go up 2-1 in playoff series

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, center, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, right, forward Robert Covington, second from right, and center Enes Kanter, left, during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

May 27, 2021, 10:57pm Blazers

Nikola Jokic had 36 points and 11 rebounds, the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-115 Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) sets a screen against Denver Nuggets guard Austin Rivers as Rivers fouls Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) in the second quarter of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 24, 2021, in Denver.

Jokic scores 38, Nuggets beat Blazers 128-109 to even series

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) sets a screen against Denver Nuggets guard Austin Rivers as Rivers fouls Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) in the second quarter of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 24, 2021, in Denver.

May 24, 2021, 10:49pm Blazers

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 38 points to overcome a 3-point shooting barrage from Damian Lillard and the Denver Nuggets evened the first-round series by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 128-109 on Monday night in a chippy Game 2. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) passes the ball against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Denver.

Lillard leads 3-point barrage as Blazers beat Nuggets 123-109

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) passes the ball against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Denver.

May 22, 2021, 10:30pm Blazers

Damian Lillard scored 34 points and led Portland’s 3-point barrage that sparked the Trail Blazers’ 123-109 win over the Denver Nuggets in the opener of their first-round playoff series Saturday night. Read story

Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green (8) guards against Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 30, 2021, in New York.

Blazers’ Anthony prepares to face Denver in playoffs for first time

Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green (8) guards against Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 30, 2021, in New York.

May 22, 2021, 6:01am Blazers

Carmelo Anthony’s current team, the Portland Trail Blazers, faces the Denver Nuggets in a first-round best-of-seven series starting Saturday. Anthony said he hadn’t realized that he’d never faced the Nuggets in the postseason. Read story