1. Through two games this week against the Lakers, Lillard has averaged 36.5 points, with most of his points coming late in the game to carry his team to victory.
"We played really tough, then Damian kind of takes over," Lakers Coach
Lillard's Blazers teammate
"He's a very confident player and very skilled," Aldridge said. "He has a knack for those moments. I think he wants to be great in those moments. I've seen him do it over and over again."
"I wouldn't say it was a dunk like [
Meanwhile, Price is still playing with a stitched-up nose, broken on Monday in Portland against the Blazers.
"I just needed to get my legs underneath and slow down," Johnson said. "I had the proper treatment and rest."
4. Scott adjusted his rotation on Sunday, playing
In 20 minutes, Black scored six points with six rebounds, three on the offensive glass. Kelly scored five in 17 1/2 minutes.
5. Young continued to slump, missing eight of 11 shots.
"[I've been] in the gym every night," said Young, who is shooting 28.6% from the field over the Lakers' last seven games. "It's tough to think too much about it. I have to go out there and play carefree. That's a part of my game. If I'm thinking, I'm not playing."