Damian Lillard is one of the best players in crunch time, and he proved it again during the Blazers’ matchup against the Pelicans.
The All-Star guard registered a season-high 50 points to help Portland steal a 125-124 win in New Orleans. After his impressive performance, Lillard explained his mindset during the last quarter of the game.
“You have the ultimate confidence that it’s going in… You put the time in and you deserve to make those shots,” Lillard claimed.
With the comeback win Tuesday, the Blazers are now tied with the Nuggets for the 5th/6th spot in the West improving to 23-16. Lillard is leading the team in scoring averaging 30.0 points, on 45 percent shooting from the field.