Lillard to continue to sit with strained hamstring

NBA.com Global on Jan 02, 2018 07:54 AM
Lillard to continue to sit with strained hamstring
FILE - PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 8: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers is seen against the Utah Jazz on April 8, 2017 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Portland Trail Blazers will play their fifth consecutive game without star guard Damian Lillard, who is still recovering from a strained right hamstring, when they visit the Chicago Bulls on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).

Lillard leads the team in points (25.2) and assists (6.4) per game. Shabazz Napier has filled in admirably at point guard alongside CJ McCollum, averaging 19.8 points, 4.8 assists and 2.5 steals per contest over the last four games. Portland is 2-2 during Lillard's absence and holding on to seventh place in the Western Conference.

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