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Another day, another Damian Lillard game-winning shot (video)

Dec 17, 2013, 9:39 PM EDT

Just two nights ago, Damian Lillard hit the game winner in overtime to lift the Blazers over the Pistons.

Tuesday night he was playing the hero again. The Blazers and Cavaliers were tied 116-116 with 7.1 seconds left and Portland inbounded the ball and went with the simple 1-4 flat play and let Lillard create. I’m not a fan of this set in general because I think it leads to poor or contested shots. Like a three pointer from four feet behind the arc.

But that’s what Lillard nailed.

And the Blazers amazing run continues.

Lillard finished with 36 points and hit 8 threes on the night.

  1. Bryce - Dec 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    We Utah basketball fans were blinded by Provo’s star, little did we know the true all star was lying about 30 miles north.

  2. innovativethinking87 - Dec 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Wow 2 rbs away from a triple double on kryie with the buzzer beater ? Yea he’s def made his mark this year..

  3. antistratfordian - Dec 17, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    That’s a bad boy right there.

    • bougin89 - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:29 AM

      antistratfordian – Dec 16, 2013 at 4:35 PM

      Well he’s not going to keep that up.

      • money2long - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:17 AM

        haha nice

      • antistratfordian - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM

        Yeah, he isn’t going to keep shooting 100% from 2 pt range in overtime, wise guy. Context.

      • bougin89 - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:12 PM

        Well I guess we can agree on that at least.

  4. jamesinva - Dec 17, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    A good debate would be; does this kid deserve to be an All Star this year? With the record Portland has, the numbers he is putting (he isnt even shooting that stellar for the year), and the clutch plays like this, I personally say he SHOULD be an All Star. What do you all think?

    • innovativethinking87 - Dec 17, 2013 at 10:23 PM

      I think he def should. The best team in the league as well def will make it. Him and Aldridge will certainly make it

    • antistratfordian - Dec 17, 2013 at 10:37 PM

      “Deserve’s got nothing to do with it.” – William Munny

      The people want to see who they want to see.

    • hannsta - Dec 17, 2013 at 10:46 PM

      Im a Portland fan but I think no. 39.4% FG is just too low. Its LA and chemistry that is giving this team wins. Not Dame, as much as I love him. Hes clutch and cold-blooded, but just not individually doing enough to warrant all-star. Portland is a teams team not an individual team. Allstars are awards given for individual excellence, he plays his role on the team very well but hes not individually excellent.

      • jamesinva - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM

        I mentioned the low shooting % but his PER is incredible and he IS a big reason why the team is winning too not just Aldridge. Lillard is our clutch guy. Without him could be a .500 team. He leads the team, makes smart passes and him not knocking down every shot shouldnt be the reason why he shouldnt be an all star. He is hitting BIG baskets and his confidence never falters. He is calm, cool and collected. I respect him for not running around after hitting a game winner as if they won the Championship. The guy has poise and is definitely a star or at least becoming a star in this league. This is exactly why I wrote what I did, love debates like this. Been a fan since ’90 and he definitely should be an All Star this year!

      • goldhelmet25 - Dec 22, 2013 at 4:46 AM

        hannsta – Absolutely ridiculous. Aldridge is having a great year, no doubt, but Lillard is the one player who makes the other people around him better. He is a winner – and his competitiveness is contagious. If you had to pick one current player who has changed the culture of this team more than anyone – in terms of competing every night, never giving up, and having a burning desire to win – it’s Damian Liillard.. He has also added some much needed confidence and a little swag – but in a very understated, professional way that is not “look at me”, but rather, “yeah, I EXPECTED to make that shot, and “I EXPECT us to win every time we take the court”.

        Plain and simple – Damian Lillard is a winner. Anyone who doesn’t see that by now is just blind.

    • money2long - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:06 PM

      didn’t lillard state that making the all star team was one of his goals this year? he sets out a lot of goals for his career and he already accomplished one last year by winning rookie of the year.

  5. ptownbearsfan420 - Dec 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    This kid has stepped up big time. Love our team this year. Still cant really believe it though!!


  6. torontofalcon - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    ISO is actually the best way to get a shot off if you want there to be 0 seconds left on the clock after it’s released. Nice try though Kurt

    • Kurt Helin - Dec 18, 2013 at 6:22 PM

      We can agree to disagree on that. It’s fine if you have an elite scorer but in general I would prefer something with a fallback option. This was not a good choice by Lillard, he just hit the shot.

  7. ProBasketballPundit - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Bill Simmons compared him to Chris Paul and after the last two nights, featuring two game winners, I’m inclined to agree. He isn’t as great of a passer or leader yet but he has the attitude, confidence and clutchness.

  8. timb12 - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:11 AM

    Lillard is crazy. Oh and how is Anthony Bennett doing?

  9. vi3tguy415 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    OK. HE’S GOOD BUT HES NOT THAT GREAT. look what WESTBROOK did to him. told him ” DONT BE SCARED” and he lilard did not do anything back. if you want to be one of the top dog, you gotta go at them.

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