Portland Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard to leave NBA campus in Orlando for further examination of injured right knee

Early on Thursday, the Portland Trail Blazers announced that Damian Lillard would be leaving the NBA campus in Orlando.

The All-Star point guard was already announced to be out for Game 5, the morning after Game 4.

Game 5 of the series, a must-win for the Trail Blazers, was postponed following the Milwaukee Bucks' decision to not take the floor in their Game 5 against the Orlando Magic. All three playoff games scheduled for Thursday were postponed.

MORE: Bucks players make statement after boycott

Lillard left Game 4, a blowout 135-115 loss for Portland, with a knee injury that would be later be confirmed to be a right knee sprain. Following the loss, the Trail Blazers trail the Lakers 3-1 in the series. In Game 2, a 111-88 loss for Portland, Lillard exited the matchup early after dislocating his left index finger.

Earlier in the series, in Game 1, the Trail Blazers registered an upset win after Lillard took over late by being responsible for 14 points in the team's 22-9 run over the final eight minutes of the game.

Prior to their first-round series with the Los Angeles Lakers, Lillard was named Kia NBA Player of the Seeding Games after putting on a show over the eight seeding games, especially the final three.

He led the team to a 6-2 record and a win in the Play-in tournament against the Memphis Grizzlies with averages of 36.9 points, 9.7 assists, and 4.0 rebounds.

The views on this page do not represent the views of the NBA or its clubs.

More from NBA.com

Using history to evaluate Raptors draft positioning
Kyle Irving
Nick Nurse
Report: Nurse one of NBA's highest-paid coaches
Carlan Gay
#Davis #LeBron
Davis' buzzer-beating 3-pointer puts Lakers up 2-0
Yash Matange
AD pays tribute to Bryant on game-winner
Yash Matange
AD, Lakers
🎙️: Lakers heap praise on AD for 'Mamba shot'
Yash Matange
Social Reaction: NBA world in awe of AD's game-winner
Benyam Kidane
More News