Damian Lillard Comments on Blazers After Loss vs. Warriors

December 18th, 2016 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

The 2016-17 season hasn't gone according to plan for the Portland Trail Blazers, and they reached a new low Saturday night, losing 135-90 to the Golden State Warriors.

After the game, point guard Damian Lillard didn't hold back with his criticism of the team's overall performance.

"Man, it's OK to turn the ball over, it's OK to make mistakes, but we have to play with some damn heart and compete out there," he said, per ESPN.com's Chris Haynes.

Lillard placed the blame on himself and his teammates rather than the coaching staff: "This isn't about what the coaches are doing, this is on us. We have to take responsibility for what's going on. This s--t is ridiculous. We've got the talent; we've just got to put it together consistently."

The Trail Blazers exceeded expectations in 2015-16, securing the fifth seed in the Western Conference and upsetting the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round.

Buoyed by last season's success, Portland went on a spending spree, re-signing Allen Crabbe, Moe Harkless and C.J. McCollum to lucrative extensions and paying top dollar for Evan Turner and ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.