Damian Lillard is day-to-day with an abdominal injury and missed the Portland Trail Blazers' 124-95 loss at the Denver Nuggets.

Chauncey Billups said he had to convince Lillard to sit for the game with the injury.

Lillard is averaging 20.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 8.1 assists while shooting just 38 percent from the field and 26.8 percent on three-pointers.