Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard ruled out against 76ers by Reuters

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Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard has been ruled out of Thursday’s road game against the Philadelphia 76ers due to abdominal strain. Lillard has been grappling with the issue in recent days and considered not playing the Washington Wizards on Tuesday before opting to play. He had 32 points and eight assists in 39 minutes in a 132-121 road win. “I’ve been dealing with some annoying stuff myself,” Lillard said after the contest. “Even arriving tonight, I felt like I could barely move to start the game. I was even thinking ‘Man, should I have sat down last night or tonight? Or whatever, just because I thought I couldn’t move right.” Mind you, I was pushing and fighting throughout the game because I know how important this was to us and our season. “The NBA with a scoring average of 29.1. Has scored 30 or more points in seven of the last 10 games. Lillard’s move comes at a time when the Trail Blazers (11-9) don’t have two other starters: guard CJ McCollum (fractured left foot) and center Jusuf Nurkic (fractured right wrist). Forwards Nassir Little (knee) ) and Derrick Jones Jr. (foot) have also been ruled against the 76ers (Field Level Media)

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