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Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, right, goes up for a shot against Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Blazers escape Nets, advance to play-in series

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, right, goes up for a shot against Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

August 13, 2020, 9:13pm Blazers

Damian Lillard sent Portland into the NBA’s first play-in series with 42 more points and a crucial steal, helping the Trail Blazers escape with a 134-133 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard holds the ball while defended by Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Lillard pours in 61 to lift Blazers past Mavs, 134-131

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard holds the ball while defended by Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

August 11, 2020, 7:19pm Blazers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard tied his career high with 61 points, willing Portland to a 134-131 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night that moved the Trail Blazers into eighth place in the Western Conference. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard shoots next to Philadelphia 76ers' Matisse Thybulle, left, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C.

Lillard scores 51 as Trail Blazers top 76ers

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard shoots next to Philadelphia 76ers' Matisse Thybulle, left, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C.

August 9, 2020, 6:43pm Blazers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 51 points after a frustrating finish a night earlier, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 124-121 on Sunday. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots past Los Angeles Clippers' Patrick Patterson (54) during the second half in an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Costly defeat for Blazers as Clippers rally late for 122-117 win

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots past Los Angeles Clippers' Patrick Patterson (54) during the second half in an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

August 8, 2020, 12:59pm Blazers

Rodney McGruder hit a 3-pointer with 26.5 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 122-117 on Saturday even with Kawhi Leonard resting on the bench. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum, second from right, and Jusuf Nurkic (27) celebrate their 125-115 win over the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C.

Lillard’s 11 3’s lift rising Blazers past Nuggets, 125-115

Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum, second from right, and Jusuf Nurkic (27) celebrate their 125-115 win over the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C.

August 6, 2020, 7:51pm Blazers

Damian Lillard tied his franchise record with 11 3-pointers and scored 45 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers moved closer to the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference by beating the Denver Nuggets 125-115 on Thursday night. Read story

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker shoots the game-winning basket over Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C.

Blazers one of several teams in the hunt for playoff spot

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker shoots the game-winning basket over Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C.

August 5, 2020, 8:43pm Blazers

Portland just one game behind Memphis for coveted No. 8 seed Read story

Anfernee Simons, left, of the Portland Trail Blazers knocks the ball away from Russell Westbrook, right, of the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C.

Lillard, Anthony help Blazers over Rockets, 110-102

Anfernee Simons, left, of the Portland Trail Blazers knocks the ball away from Russell Westbrook, right, of the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C.

August 4, 2020, 9:23pm Blazers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 21 points and Carmelo Anthony hit a big 3-pointer late to help the Portland Trail Blazers to a 110-102 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. Read story

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) shoots against Portland Trail Blazers' Mario Hezonja (44) during an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Tatum has 34 as Celtics beat Trail Blazers 128-124

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) shoots against Portland Trail Blazers' Mario Hezonja (44) during an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

August 2, 2020, 5:28pm Blazers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics built a big early lead before holding on for a 128-124 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum (3)  of the shoots the ball past Memphis Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks  during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Blazers get past Memphis in OT, 140-135

Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum (3)  of the shoots the ball past Memphis Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks  during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

July 31, 2020, 5:08pm Blazers

CJ McCollum scored 33 points, teaming with Damian Lillard for 11 of Portland’s 16 in overtime, and the Trail Blazers pulled out a desperately needed victory to resume their season by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 140-135 on Friday. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic was averaging 15.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game before suffering a broken leg last season.

Trail Blazers return key pieces in Nurkic, Collins for NBA restart

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic was averaging 15.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game before suffering a broken leg last season.

July 28, 2020, 5:38pm Blazers

The long NBA layoff because of the coronavirus has actually helped the Portland Trail Blazers. Read story