In the Trail Blazers’ Game 3 loss Saturday night, Lillard shot just 5 of 18 and finished with 19 points in 40 minutes.

Now it’s starting to make sense why he’s been so average, and this might just be an explanation as to why the Blazers guard is struggling so mightily.  

It was reported after Game 3 that Lillard has separated ribs and is playing through the injury.

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon confirmed the news, and provided a few more details.

The injury appears to have occurred during Game 2 of the series when Warriors center Kevon Looney landed on Lillard as they went for a loose ball.

 Lillard is shooting 32.9 percent (15 of 46) and averaging 20.3 points per game.

A far cry from his earlier playoff performances. 

Good thing they waited til after Game 3 to reveal his injury.

I guess no one thinks about all the gamblers out there hoping everything is fair and square. 

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