Damian Lillard Shouts Out Russell Westbrook on Instagram After Blazers Win Over the Rockets

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard

The rivalry between Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook has been one of intrigue across the NBA, truly picking up steam during the Thunder-Blazers playoff series last season.

Well, the two squared off again on Wednesday night, with both players enjoying phenomenal nights. After the game, Dame took to Instagram and seemed to clear the air regarding his relationship with Russ.

"They confuse competing with hate when it's ruthless vs ruthless ..." Lillard said.

Westbrook and Lillard are two of the game's most fierce competitors, and are among the best players at their position. Last year's beef created the narrative that the two have bad blood, but Lillard made clear that their rivalry is just competitiveness at its highest level.

Logo Lillard was on display on Wednesday night, as he and the Blazers proved too much for Houston to handle .

In Wednesday's outing, Lillard recorded his first triple-double, scoring 36 points, dishing out 11 assists and hauling in 10 rebounds in the win. Russ, on the other hand, was equally impressive. Brodie dropped 39 points, had 10 rebounds and 6 assists on the night.

While many assume these two simply don't get along, Lillard's latest social media posts suggests otherwise.