Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, who hasn’t played since December 20 due to a hamstring injury, will make his return to the court on Tuesday night, confirms ESPN’s Chris Haynes (Twitter link). Lillard had initially said on Monday that he planned to play in tonight’s game against the Cavaliers in Cleveland (Twitter link via Jason Quick of NBC Sports Northwest).
A two-time All-Star, Lillard is enjoying another strong season in Portland so far in 2017/18. Although his FG% (.418) and 3PT% (.348) are career lows, he has still managed to average an impressive 25.2 PPG, 6.4 APG, and 5.0 RPG.
The Blazers, who went 3-2 in Lillard’s absence, are currently tied for sixth in the Western Conference with a 19-17 overall mark. They’ll resume their push for a playoff spot with their standout point guard back in the lineup tonight.