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08:04 AM ET 04.04 | Yet another remarkable number that Damian Lillard may put up this season? Here's one you might have overlooked amidst the scoring and three-point shooting: total minutes. As a statistic, minutes are usually measured on a per-game basis. Chicago's Luol Deng, for example, is considered the league leader in minutes at 39.1 per game. But by playing 40 minutes in last night's loss to Memphis, Lillard took over the league lead in the other minutes category: total minutes. Lillard is at 2,889 minutes for the season, and he passed Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (2,856) into the top spot Wednesday. Because the season is so long and so physically demanding, total minutes is far more of an accomplishment than an average.

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April 4, 2013  08:22 AM ET

I like his game but the Rook also had 5 turnovers versus 6 assists last night- The rook is going to have to tighten that up if he's going to be a long term success in this league....

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April 4, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Portland's season is almost over. He can rest in the off season.

April 4, 2013  09:15 AM ET

I feel like we just talked about this kid.........and I got nothing

April 4, 2013  09:23 AM ET

Focus On Quality And Not Quantity, Bro.

April 4, 2013  10:36 AM ET

With all the talent on this team why do they suck every year??

April 4, 2013  12:23 PM ET
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playing a kid minutes doesn't bother me.....woody playing melo 40 minutes AGAIN does.

Seemed unnecessary.

April 4, 2013  06:44 PM ET
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With all the talent on this team why do they suck every year??

Their bench blows. With the current starting line up, I really thought they would have been a 5-8 seed, even not knowing if Lillard would turn out to be this good. Also, GSW and Houston have been playing really well this year so I guess that's another reason. Who expected GSW to do so well, who expected the Rockets (pre-trade) to do so well etc.

Everything got mixed up.

 
April 4, 2013  07:26 PM ET
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With all the talent on this team why do they suck every year??

Also the past few years the Blazer team has be gutted with injuries. Had Roy, Oden and half the team not been placed in the hospital. Portland would be a good team.

There was a running joke in Portland that the Blazers were holding practice at the hospital. As the bench looked like the walking wounded.

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