With 5:18 left in the third quarter of a lopsided Game 4, Damian Lillard exited the game with a knee injury and did not return.
He appeared to have suffered the injury, a couple of minutes earlier, as he completed an and-1 play over Markieff Morris.
Another look at Damian Lillard's non-contact knee injury pic.twitter.com/263IjR9C3e- NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) August 25, 2020
When he left the game, the Trail Blazers were trailing 96-67 and would go on to lose by 20 points (135-115). Playing 26 minutes, he finished with 11 points and four assists in a game where Portland struggled to get going right from tip-off.
The team now trails the Conference's top seed - the Los Angeles Lakers - 3-1 in the series with Game 5 set for Thursday (6:30 a.m. IST).
Postgame, Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts had no updates on Lillard and confirmed to reporters that the All-Star has "injured his right knee and that he's getting an MRI."
Lillard, who was unanimously named the KIA NBA Player of the Seeding Games, had also left Game 2 of this series early after dislocating his left index finger.
A couple of hours after the game, the Portland Trail Blazers announced the results from Lillard's MRI.
The results of an MRI of Damian Lillard's right knee tonight were inconclusive. Lillard will undergo a second MRI on Tuesday afternoon in Orlando.- Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) August 25, 2020
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