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Damian Lillard: ‘Neither team had an All-Star out there’

Damian Lillard, Cole Aldrich

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Cole Aldrich defends during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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The Trail Blazers lead the Clippers, 3-2. Portland has won three straight. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are out the rest of the series.

What’s it like to finally be the favorite, Damian Lillard?

Lillard:

It’s funny you say that. Neither team had an All-Star out there.

What a great and correct point to be brought up by Lillard, who was arguably the best player not be an All-Star this year.

He’ll forever have a chip on his shoulder, and I love it.