Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, drives against Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 20,

 

              Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, drives against Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 20,
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, drives against Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)