Damian Lillard to rest against Detroit

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Chris Haynes: Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard (abdominal pain) is expected to rest tonight against the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell @YahooSports.
Source: Twitter @ChrisBHaynes

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Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Blazers Injury Report:
Damian Lillard (abdominal tendinopathy injury management), Norman Powell (right quad contusion) and Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) are out for tonight’s game vs. Detroit. – 3:29 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Damian Lillard (abdominal tendinopathy injury management), Norman Powell (right quad contusion) and Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) are all out for tonight’s game vs. Detroit. – 3:29 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard (abdominal pain) is expected to rest tonight against the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell @YahooSports. – 2:57 PM

Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
Can attest to Marcus Freeman’s charisma. Every interview I’ve had with him he blew me away with his honesty, empathy and down-to-earth personality: Five names Notre Dame football should consider for its head coach opening to replace Brian Kelly – USA TODAY apple.news/AfoqeaolfRr20y…2:12 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Urban Meyer after reaching out to Notre Dame. pic.twitter.com/hG4YDFkanQ12:46 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Over/under on how many Notre Dame players showed up for that 7 AM meeting with their former coach?
I’m guessing it was very few and probably only those who are hoping to transfer to LSU with him. – 8:29 AM

Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass
Notre Dame freshman Blake Wesley had 24 points on 9-of-12 vs. Illinois. Used often as lead ball-handler due to burst at POA to put pressure on defense. Quick off bounce, tough scorer in lane. Came in averaging 10.8 points in just 19 min, 8-21 3PT. Add him to watch lists. pic.twitter.com/JVZjiMobHe11:42 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Quin Snyder was pleased with how the Jazz executed their defense on Dame tonight — Mike Conley and help defense did a good job of limiting the looks he got. Said the only real defensive letdown of the game was 3Q when Simons got a ton of open looks. – 11:31 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
1) Rudy Gobert with a terrific block of Dame at the rim
2) Decides to box the stanchion in celebration
3) Realizes play is still happening
4) Nurkic AND 1 pic.twitter.com/phAIn88zRd11:03 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Challenge successful, natural motion from Lillard and no foul. Basket is good but Conley doesn’t get the 4th foul. – 10:30 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Quin’s challenging that call, which would be Conley’s fourth foul. Looks like a Dame leg kick created the contact? – 10:28 PM

Dwight Jaynes @dwightjaynes
It appeared Dame may have stuck his foot out – 10:28 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Looks like the Jazz are going to challenge the call on Conley, which resulted in an and-1 for Lillard. Guessing they’re going to argue for the leg kick on the shot. – 10:27 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Snyder reviewing the call on Lillard’s two… Lillard looked to have kicked out on the play, but refs have to review whether it was natural. Foul would be Conley’s 4th, or Lillard’s first. – 10:27 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Dame seems to be favoring his right leg and they’re going to call time to get him out of the game with Portland trailing 63-50 with 9:25 to play in the third quarter. – 10:23 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Portland this year
With Dame and CJ -1.4 per 100 possessions
With Dame and No CJ +13 per 100 possessions
With CJ and No Dame -1 per 100 possessions
With Dame and CJ Portland is +6
With Dame and No CJ Portland is +2
With CJ and No Dame Portland is -12 – 10:13 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
HALFTIME: Jazz 53, Blazers 49. Pretty mediocre close to 2Q, as a 10-point lead is cut to four with soft defense and a combo of indecisiveness/bad decisiveness offensively. Gobert w/12p, 10r; JC 10p; Don 9p, 4a. For Portland, Nurkic 13p, 6r; CJ 11p; Dame 9p, 5r, 4a. – 10:05 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Looks like Dame got a knee to his hip or upper thigh from Whiteside. Stings but he seems like he’ll be fine. That one will leave a bruise – 9:53 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Not having Royce is really going to show itself tonight when Clarkson has to be on either CJ or Dame on any given possession. – 9:24 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Hot take: I think Conley’s a better defender on Lillard than O’Neale because he’s better at sticking with him through screens.
(Mitchell’s digs good so far too) – 9:13 PM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Notre Dame is a stepping stone job now? – 9:11 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Lol dude passes Knute Rockne then bounces for the 3rd-best job in the SEC while his 6th-ranked 11-1 team knocks on the CFP door in a wide open year.
Notre Dame finally winning big immediately after Brian Kelly leaves would be amazing. – 9:06 PM

Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph
Interesting how many people who know college football better than I do believe the most successful coach in 25 years at Notre Dame won’t do well at a school where Ed Orgeron and Les Miles won championships. – 8:41 PM

Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Brian Kelly left a place? Well then….
Welcome to Notre Dame, Butch Jones! pic.twitter.com/PUjh8qwiPt8:35 PM

Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph
So that makes, what, five top-10 jobs open this fall in college football? (LSU, USC, Florida, Oklahoma, Notre Dame.) Plus we had UNC, Indiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona in men’s basketball, plus Oklahoma, Baylor and LSU in women’s basketball. And we might not be done? – 8:18 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
It’s amazing that we learned of the Notre Dame news at 7:19, which is … 41 to 8. pic.twitter.com/9U5RXxJe048:11 PM

Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Man, college football is some real mercenary stuff.
There’s no loyalty in any direction, from anyone.
Feels like pro wrestling sometimes. To think Oklahoma and Notre Dame got popular coaches poached in consecutive days is a paradigm shift. – 8:10 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Notre Dame head coach Ed Oregeron………. – 5:52 PM

More on this storyline

Jay Allen: Chauncey Billups says he doesn’t know yet if @Damian Lillard (lower abdominal tendinopathy) will play tonight against the 76’ers. #Blazers -via Twitter @PDXjay / November 20, 2021

Casey Holdahl: Chauncey Billups says both @Damian Lillard (abdomen) and @Norman Powell (ankle) “should be out there with us tonight” -via Twitter @CHold / November 17, 2021

Sean Highkin: Chauncey Billups says he’s “hopeful” Damian Lillard will be able to play tonight. Not decided yet. -via Twitter @highkin / November 15, 2021

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