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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Damian Lillard pulls out of All-Star Game due to groin injury

Damian Lillard groin

Damian Lillard will not be participating in Saturday’s 3-point contest or Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game after suffering a groin injury on Wednesday night.

Lillard hurt his groin towards the end of the Portland Trail Blazers’ 111-104 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Lillard went to the locker room after the play. Blazers coach Terry Stotts confirmed after the game that Lillard suffered a groin injury and would undergo an MRI on Thursday.

The Blazers guard told reporters he would not be participating in the All-Star Weekend events due to the injury, Jamie Hudson reports.

Lillard had 20 points, five rebounds and 10 assists in the game prior to his injury. He is fourth in the NBA in scoring with 29.7 points per game this season.

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