Portland Trail Blazers facing playoff elimination without injured Damian Lillard

After such a promising start to their seven-game series against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Portland Trail Blazers have been pushed to the edge of elimination heading into Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round series.

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On Tuesday came the worst news of all for Portland in that star guard Damian Lillard is out of Game 5 with a sprained right knee.

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