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Damian Lillard shared his expectations for the first-round playoff series between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Denver Nuggets.

The superstar of the Blazers is confident about his team’s chances and called this matchup a ’50/50 series’.

“I think this is a 50/50 series. They’re coming in saying, ‘We can win this series, we should win it.’ And we’re coming in saying we should win it. What happened in the regular season doesn’t matter. I’m not thinking about those games,” Lillard said, via Bleacher Report’s Sean Highkin.

The Nuggets, with MVP candidate Nikola Jokic as the undisputed leader, enter the series as the favorite. However, the Blazers have the momentum on their side, having won 10 of their last 12 games.

Game 1 of the series is on Saturday night at Denver.