Damian Lillard is playing despite separating a rib in Game 2, a league source confirmed to @espn_macmahon.
Here’s a look at the possible play where he suffered the injury 🎥 pic.twitter.com/dlgBlYZHfm
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 19, 2019
Damian Lillard hasn’t looked like himself for much of the Western Conference Finals. That might have something to do with the fact that he’s playing with a separated rib, according to multiple reports.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 19, 2019
Lillard is thought to have sustained the injury during the third quarter of Game 2, when Warriors center Kevon Looney fell on top of Lillard while corralling a loose ball. Lillard appeared to yell out in pain during the play.
The Blazers point guard has struggled throughout the entire series, but was especially ineffective during Game 3, going 5-of-18 with 19 points and a team-high five turnovers. Lillard has more turnovers (14) than made field goals (13) through three games.