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NBA Playoffs 2019: Damian Lillard and Blazers 'plan on coming back' to Oakland

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The Portland Trail Blazers lost a heartbreaking Game 2 contest on the road as the Golden State Warriors grabbed the 2-0 series lead.

With the series now shifting back to Portland for Games 3 and 4, the Blazers need to win at least one game if they're to send the series back to the Bay Area.

Asked after the contest if it crossed his mind that this could be his last game in Oracle Arena, Damian Lillard is confident the Blazers will be back.

"I doubt this will be the last time. We plan on coming back here, so that's it," Lillard said.

Lillard and his backcourt partner in crime CJ McCollum have both struggled shooting the ball throughout the Western Conference Finals.

After a scoreless first quarter, Lillard finally found his range and ended the contest with 23 points and 10 assists.

Despite losing what looked like a sure thing in Game 2, Lillard isn't ready to call it quits as the series shifts home for the Blazers.

"We just have to take it one game at a time. Game 1 didn't go as planned, but we had a chance going into the fourth quarter," Lillard said.

"Tonight, 15-point lead at the half, they a great third quarter team, we weathered that storm and went into the fourth quarter tied and I thought we played a really solid fourth quarter as well.

"But they're a shot making team they move the ball well, they're a championship club. Down the stretch you know they're going to make those plays, they're going to give themselves a chance and it came down to the last possession.

"I thought we gave ourselves a chance, we missed some shots, we had some turnovers and lost the game. But there job was to take care of their home floor and now we got an opportunity to do the same thing."

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