The only real silver lining to be found in Damian Lillard being out of the lineup with a lower leg injury is that Portland Trail Blazers fans will get to see more of rookie Shaedon Sharpe.
While that isn’t the desired outcome, at least it’s something. Sharpe has been one of the most exciting players on the team.
Sharpe averaged 9.8 points in the four games he started in place of Lillard while he missed four games following injuring his calf Oct. 26 against Miami. Sharpe scored a career-high 20 points on Tuesday against Brooklyn. But he struggled Saturday against Utah, managing just four points on 2-of-8 shooting.
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PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS AT MILWAUKEE BUCKS
What: Trail Blazers (10-6) at Bucks (11-4), 5 p.m., Monday.
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee.
Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM).
TV channel: Root Sports Plus (in Portland: Comcast 1253, DirecTV 687-1).
Watch the game live online: You can watch this game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial). You can also get this game on DirecTV Stream’s “CHOICE” package (promotional offers), if you are out of fuboTV trials, or simply prefer that platform and their pricing plans. If you already have a cable or satellite provider that carries Root Sports and want to watch online, you can watch this game live on Root Sports Live. Games can also be watched through EvocaTV with a monthly subscription.
ODDS (Oregon Lottery/DraftKings)
Moneyline: POR +360 | MIL -450
Spread: POR +9.5 | Over/Under: 214.5
Blazers: Damian Lillard (right soleus strain), Keon Johnson (left hip pointer), Gary Payton II (return to competition reconditioning) and Greg Brown III (G League) are out.
Bucks: Joe Ingles (ACL surgery recovery), Wesley Matthews (right hamstring strain) and Khris Middleton (left wrist) are out.
The Blazers’ four-game trip continues 4 p.m., Wednesday at Cleveland (10-6).
— Aaron Fentress | afentress@Oregonian.com | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook). Subscribe to Oregonian/OregonLive newsletters and podcasts