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Damian Lillard’s Blazers have been awful against elite teams, and that won’t improve unless their defense does – CBS Sports

While Lillard has acknowledged Portland’s problem after recent losses, it’s unclear if anything can reverse this troubling trend

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After an 18-point loss against the Milwaukee Bucks last Friday, Damian Lillard spoke plainly about the Portland Trail Blazers’ season. “I think it’s been one of our best years since I’ve been here of going in and winning the games that we feel like we’re supposed to win, home and on the road,” Lillard said on Zoom. “But against the teams that are the top teams, we haven’t fared well.” 
The Oklahoma City Thunder would drive their tank to Portland the next day, and then the Blazers would visit two…

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