Blazers guard Damian Lillard suffered a right groin strain in the second half of Portland’s 111-104 loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday night and will undergo an MRI on Thursday, coach Terry Stotts said.
In the postgame, Lillard said he will not compete in the All-Star Game or the 3-point contest because of the injury.
Lillard appeared to suffer the injury on a drive to the basket with 3:22 left in the game. He attempted a tough shot around Memphis big man Jonas Valanciunas, then landed awkwardly.
He went directly to the locker room and didn’t return, finishing with 20 points in 40 minutes.
Due to the All-Star break, Portland doesn’t play again until Feb. 21, against the Pelicans.
Lillard was slated to play Sunday for Team LeBron, after Saturday’s 3-point contest.