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Damian Lillard drops 45 on Nuggets as Blazers close in on Grizzlies

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In late May, before the NBA’s bubble plan was official, before the restart format was known, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard made it clear: He wasn’t coming unless he had a chance. Four games into the restart, he’s showing why. With a 125-115 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, his Blazers have effectively closed the gap on the Memphis Grizzlies for the 8-seed in the Western Conference playoff picture. “Y’all know that I’m always optimistic and always see the best in situations like this, and it’s why I said what I said a few months ago when I said, ‘If we don’t have a chance to compete for a playoff spot, I don’t want to play,'” Lillard said. “Because I knew if we did have a chance to play for a playoff spot, it would look something like it looks right now.”