The Portland Trail Blazers should've defeated the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. They had the game in their hands, and let it slip away.
Afterwards, Terry Stotts and Damian Lillard were seen huddled in the locker room discussing one fateful play that helped lead to Portland's collapse. Here's more, courtesy of The Oregonian:
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It's good to see the two most important people on the team talk and try and get things right instead of arguing and fighting over a silly mistake.
The Trail Blazers are young, and this is simply the type of loss young teams have.
Stotts pulled up a chair next Lillard's locker as both hunched over, their backs to the middle of the room, holding a private conversation. “Just the last few plays … we talked about what we could have done different basically,” Lillard said. “On the last play, when CJ got tied up, my man is the one that tied him up. I probably should've ran further down the court to stay out of the way because that's what we wanted to do.” The conversation happened after the locker room was opened to the media and after Stotts had initially addressed his team and spoken to reporters. Lillard said it centered around the late out of bounds play in which Milwaukee Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams forced a jump ball when he tied up McCollum along the sideline.