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Lillard To Miss All-Star Game With Injury But Vows That 'I'm Not Gonna Go Away'

The 2019-20 season has been rather cruel to the Portland Trail Blazers with regard to injury, and in their last game before the All-Star break, that cruelty ticked up another notch.

Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard suffered a right groin strain in the fourth quarter of Portland’s 111-104 loss to the Grizzlies at FexEd Forum Thursday night.

The injury occurred with 3:22 to play in the fourth quarter and with the Blazers trailing the Grizzlies 106-94. Lillard drove down the lane where he was met by Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas. Valciunas blocked Lillard's layup attempt, but as the 6-3 guard landed, he immediately grabbed his right groin.