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Damian Lillard made it clear he will play in Game 3 between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.

The star of the Blazers suffered a finger injury (dislocated left index finger) and was forced to exit the game against the Lakers.

After the game, Lillard said he will suit up for Game 3, despite the injury.

The Lakers, who earned their first playoff win since 2012, tied the series (1-1).

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Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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