Damian Lillard Tweets About Foul Called on Him While Defending Luka Doncic

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistFebruary 15, 2021

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) watches as Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) makes a basket as ande is fouled by center Enes Kanter during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
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Damian Lillard is not happy with a foul that was called on him while he was guarding Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic during the Portland Trail Blazers' 121-118 win on Sunday.

Lillard responded to images on Twitter showing him getting called for having his left hand on Doncic's back:

Damian Lillard @Dame_Lillard

I got a foul for this . https://t.co/qMnQmXEZgr

Here's video of the play in question, which appears to show referee Scott Foster warning Lillard to remove his hand:

NBC Sports Northwest @NBCSNorthwest

This foul call by Scott Foster on Damian Lillard is SO WEAK https://t.co/UkK1CgjyMi

Was it a soft foul? Absolutely. But if a ref is clearly monitoring your hand-checking outside of the post and you don't adjust, you probably shouldn't be too surprised when the whistle is blown.