Blazers’ Lillard back after missing six games

Field Level Media

March 05, 2020 at 3:23 am.

Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was back in the starting lineup for Portland’s Wednesday home game against the Washington Wizards.

Lillard missed six games due to a groin injury he sustained on Feb. 12. Portland went 2-4 without the five-time All-Star.

“I feel pretty good. I’m moving pretty confident,” Lillard told NBC Sports Northwest in a pregame interview. “It feels fine.”

Lillard is not under a minutes restriction Wednesday night.

The 29-year-old Weber State product ranked fifth in the NBA entering Wednesday’s play with a 29.5 scoring average. He also was averaging 7.9 assists through 54 games.

Lillard set franchise records of 61 points and 11 treys in a 129-124 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 20.