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Blazers PG Damian Lillard Drills Game-Winning Shot at Buzzer for Second Game in a Row (Video)

by: Esteban On  Wednesday, December 18, 2013

damian lillard second game-winning shot in a row

I don’t know what kind of week you’re having at work, but things are going pretty well for Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard.

On Tuesday night in Detroit, the second-year star took the ball with the game tied and less than 10 seconds left on the clock, drove into the paint, spun around, and hit a jumper at the buzzer to win the game for the Blazers.

Then, on Wednesday night in Cleveland, in a showdown against Kyrie Irving, the NBA’s other “point guard of the future,” Lillard did it again. With less than 10 seconds left and the game tied 116-116, Lillard got the ball, moved in toward the top of the arc, did a couple of shimmies, and then popped the game-winning three-pointer.

Now, it’s true that Portland wasn’t facing a loss if Lillard came up short on either of those plays, so the pressure was certainly minimized. But still, how many guys hit game-winning shots two nights in a row under any circumstances?

Right. Not many. Take a look:

Stuff like this might be the reason Portland is 22-4 and in first place in the Western Conference right now. Ya think?




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