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Damian Lillard and D'Angelo Russell Go Face-to-Face in On-Court Confrontation

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 11, 2017

Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell may want to think twice before he stirs the pot again with Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard.

Clearly, Lillard and the Trail Blazers will respond—on the scoreboard.

With a one-point margin midway through Tuesday night's game, Russell and Lillard had an on-court confrontation. The Portland guard later said it was the result of a bump from the second-year Laker:

Although things could have escalated, Lillard and Russell did a good job of keeping their cool. After the game, Lillard made it clear he doesn't have time for nonsense:

The referees handed down double technicals for the two guards, and that was that. However, the confrontation appeared to spark the Trail Blazers, who pulled away for a 108-87 victory. Lillard posted 20 points, six assists and eight rebounds in the victory.

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