Damian Lillard
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Damian Lillard scored a team-high 34 points (13/25 FG, 3/10 3PT, 5/7 FT), grabbed one rebound, dished out 10 assists and tallied two steals in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 112-120 loss to the Kristaps Porzingis-less Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on Friday night. Lillard became the 4th player in NBA history to reach 14,000 career points in the first eight seasons. The Blazers dropped to 18-25, whereas the Mavericks improved to 27-15. Following the game, Lillard talked on CJ McCollum, who sprained his left ankle in the first half, the Blazers playoffs hopes and Luka Doncic: