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Damian Lillard is 15-of-19 in overtime (!!!)

Dec 16, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

Damian Lillard hit a game-winner short jumper to give the Trail Blazers a win over the Pistons on Sunday night.

Of course he did.

Lillard has never missed a 2-point in overtime, shooting 10-for-10 inside the arc in his two-year career.

He’s not bad on 3-pointers in the extra period, either, making 5-of-9.

Determining whether players are truly clutch is extremely difficult, because players get so few opportunities in crunch time. But Lillard is doing all he can to prove he excels under pressure.

He has, by a wide margin, the best effective field-goal percentage in overtime since he entered the league (minimum: more than six attempts):


No wonder Portland is 7-1 in overtime games since drafting Lillard.

  1. MLBlogsbig3bosox - Dec 16, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Also Nicolas Batum is in the top 5 in Efg% in Overtime. Clutch Rip City.

  2. jjm7000 - Dec 16, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Did that seem to anybody else like the least climactic game-winning buzzer beater ever? Barely anybody reacted!

  3. pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 16, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Words can’t explain how ridiculous this is. WOW

    Curious to see how what these stats look like in a couple years…

    • antistratfordian - Dec 16, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      It’s not really that ridiculous. He averages 1.25 two point attempts each OT. It’s not like he’s going 5-5 every overtime.

      Now if he was shooting as much as primary scorers and still registering a high percentage, that would be ridiculous.

  4. antistratfordian - Dec 16, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Well he’s not going to keep that up.

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