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With Damian Lillard, Portland has the best player in its series against the Thunder

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Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) and Portland's Damian Lillard (0) continue to exchange pleasantries after Lillard left Friday's Game 3 as former Thunder player Enes Kanter, middle, tries to ease the tension late in the Thunder's 120-108 win. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) and Portland's Damian Lillard (0) continue to exchange pleasantries after Lillard left Friday's Game 3 as former Thunder player Enes Kanter, middle, tries to ease the tension late in the Thunder's 120-108 win. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]
Remember when Damian Lillard was an underdog? Little guy; maybe 6-foot-1. Little school, Weber State. Little seen; West Coast players not in Los Angeles or the Bay Area play in relative anonymity. Little appreciated; in 2016, Lillard made second-team all-NBA but didn’t even make the Western Conference all-star team. How is that even...
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