Blazers’ Damian Lillard explains why he thrives in close games

Damian Lillard
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Damian Lillard was unstoppable in the fourth quarter and helped the Portland Trail Blazers maintain a playoff push.

Lillard scored 18 points in the fourth quarter and finished with a game-high 51 points.

“I enjoy those games mentally because you see people start to break down, have lapses. You get to the point where only a few people will push through. I like to take advantage. I know I’m going to be there the whole time,” Lillard said, via Ben Golliver of the Washington Post.