Damian Lillard pulls out of All-Star Game due to groin injury
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.
WATCH Damian Lillard suffers right groin strain pic.twitter.com/8DpCwHhw4X
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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 (right groin) says he knew when he pulled it and he also said he will not be participating in the All-Star game or 3-pt contest
— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) February 13, 2020
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.