In the latest game, the San Antonio Spurs were beaten 125-117 by the Portland Trail Blazers.
Damian Lillard was the Blazers’ accelerator, scoring 26 points and making 10 assists.
The Spurs coach Gregg Popovich could not oversee Lillard’s impact by saying: “It was a good day for us until Damian broke it open with his play. He got through double-teams and split pick-and-rolls and found his teammates, and they knocked down shots. He was the generator. That was the difference in the game.”