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Damian Lillard: Blazers Would've Made 2019 Finals If They Had Carmelo Anthony

Damian Lillard: Blazers Would've Made 2019 Finals If They Had Carmelo Anthony

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard said Friday the team could have reached the 2019 NBA Finals if Carmelo Anthony was on the roster.

The Blazers advanced to last year's Western Conference Finals before getting swept by the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, who lost to the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals.

He's averaged 14 points while shooting 50 percent from three-point range across four games in the bubble, with several clutch shots to boot.

Anthony joined Portland in November after disappointing stints with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets over the past few years.

The Blazers sit ninth in the Western Conference, a half-game behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the final playoff berth, with four games left in their shortened regular season.

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