Lillard has been experiencing pain his heel for over three weeks, and aggravated the injury in a loss to the Miami Heat on Dec. 20, causing him to sit out the team’s next two games. Never before in his three-plus years in the NBA had he missed a game.
The 25-year-old has averaged 24.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 29 games this season.
The Blazers and Cavaliers tip at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday night.