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Damian Lillard Focusing on Injury Rehab Before Playoff Push

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard exited Wednesday’s loss against the Memphis Grizzlies with a grade 1-2 groin strain. The injury will force him to miss All-Star festivities in Chicago, although he still will perform as his rap alter ego Dame DOLLA. Lillard talked with reporters after the game about missing All-Star Weekend events, saying he has to focus on rehabbing his injury:

“Obviously that’s something that you look forward to, those festivities and having fun, but my health is first and I knew right away that wasn’t going to happen.