Damian Lillard reacts to Blazers’ 2019 postseason run, West Finals sweep
This is the farthest that Lillard and the Blazers have gone in the playoffs. Last season, they were swept by the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round. It was a similar outcome in 2017 when the Warriors obliterated them in the first round.
In his post-game presser, Lillard reflected on his playoff journey and the season that the organization had gone through.
“Back-to-back sweeps, but you’d rather be swept in the Western Conference finals than the first round,” Lillard sair, per Ben Golliver of Washington Post. “We put together a great season. We lose our owner, we dealt with injuries. We just kept answering the call. That takes a group.”
It was definitely a tough way to go out. After several failed playoff campaigns, Blazers fans thought that this was going to be their season. However, playing against the powerhouse Warriors squad still proved to be too much for them.
Nonetheless, there’s no doubt Portland fans saw a team filled with determination. Though their team didn’t get the job done, they can still call this season a successful campaign. From this experience, they can only learn and move forward to greater things.