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Damian Lillard’s Heartfelt Return to Portland

In a heartwarming homecoming, Damian Lillard, an 8-time All-Star, received a warm welcome from the Portland crowd during his first game back in the city since his move to the Milwaukee Bucks. The sellout crowd at the Moda Center gave him a standing ovation and cheers, expressing gratitude for his 11 seasons with the Trail Blazers.

Despite Lillard’s new team, the Bucks, putting up a fight, Portland secured a 119-116 victory with Anfernee Simons scoring 24 points.

Before the game, Lillard shared his surreal feelings about returning to Portland, mentioning a supportive conversation with former teammate CJ McCollum. Lillard, known for his incredible performances with the Blazers, highlighted the appreciation for the years of hard work and dedication.

Lillard, now with the Bucks, emphasized his current focus on contending for an NBA title. However, he didn’t rule out a possible return to Portland, acknowledging the special place the city holds in his heart.

In a post-game interview, Lillard expressed gratitude for playing alongside Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and the team’s winning mentality. While Milwaukee aims for another NBA title, Lillard remains open to what the future might hold.

The night was a mix of emotions, showcasing the enduring connection between Damian Lillard and the city of Portland.

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