By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard expressed his frustration with the officiating he faced in his team’s recent games.
After the Blazers‘ loss to the Washington Wizards, Lillard talked about the highly physical and tough approach that opposing players use to stop him and compared it to how strict the referees are when it comes to his defense.
“For me, it’s just frustrating how physical people can be when defending me in certain situations,” Lillard said after the Blazers’ loss to the Washington Wizards. “In our last road trip, I had back-to-back games with five fouls, about to foul out just playing normal defense.”
“I’m going to the rim getting smacked in the head,” Lillard added. “I’m getting grabbed. Getting slapped on the arms. Getting pushed in the back. I mean, that’s the frustrating thing for me. I’m not out here flopping and trying to trick the referees or things like that. I’m trying to score and getting hit in the head.”
Lillard has been having one of the top seasons of his career, averaging 30.0 points, 7.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds.