Impact player

Damian Lillard, Portland

Four of the five Trail Blazers starters from last season have left, but their All-Star point guard remains. His 34 points and seven assists suggest he’s a pretty good guy to rebuild around.


By the numbers

250 Lillard’s consecutive starts to begin his career. He is the first NBA player to do that since Artis Gilmore did so from 1976 to 1979.


60-24 The Wolves’ advantage in bench scoring, led by Kevin Martin’s 24 points.


27-5 Portland’s record in its past 32 games against the Wolves.