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

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured 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.

[Twitter

Related

    Report: Kawhi Cleared to Play but Opting to Remain Out

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Report: Kawhi Cleared to Play but Opting to Remain Out

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report

    Kawhi Saga Casts Doubt on Spurs' Present, Future

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Kawhi Saga Casts Doubt on Spurs' Present, Future

    Sean Highkin
    via Bleacher Report

    Cuban Fined $600K for Tanking Comments

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Cuban Fined $600K for Tanking Comments

    Rob Goldberg
    via Bleacher Report

    LeBron's Against Changing Playoff Format

    NBA logo
    NBA

    LeBron's Against Changing Playoff Format

    Adam Wells
    via Bleacher Report