As usual, Dame Time was on time for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Capping another amazing performance, Damian Lillard scored the winning basket in overtime to give the Blazers the 115-113 victory against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, and it was a thing of beauty. He finished with 37 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
Picked up in a mismatch by Kenneth Faried, Lillard drove right past the big man and swished a floater. And as is his habit after hitting big shots, Lillard celebrated by gesturing to his wrist, reminding everyone what time it is.
Lillard rallied Portland from an eight-point deficit with 50 seconds left in regulation. The Nuggets helped with two costly turnovers and a handful of missed free throws, which set the stage for Lillard to score on a lob pass out of a timeout.
Blazers' Terry Stotts w/ the ATO magic gets Damian Lillard a wide open lob to finish off 9-0 closing run vs. Nuggets & force OT... pic.twitter.com/DBKj5BySoJ— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) October 30, 2016
Lillard has been dominant in the early going, averaging 34 points while shooting 54.5 percent overall AND from 3-point range. Clearly, his MVP campaign is going quite well.