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Source: Damian Lillard to sit 'game or two' for calf injury

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard will miss "hopefully just a game or two" with a calf injury, a source told Andscape's Marc J. Spears.

Lillard left Saturday's loss to the Utah Jazz because of tightness in his right calf. He has already missed five games this season with a strained calf, but Lillard said this injury isn't as bad.

"The last time was worse," Lillard said Saturday. "When I first strained it, I knew right away. The reason I took myself out is so hopefully this time we can get ahead of it instead of me staying out there and putting myself in a worse position."

Lillard is averaging 26.3 points and 7.0 assists for a Blazers team that has gotten off to a 10-6 start and enters Sunday third in the Western Conference.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.