Over the years, Damian Lillard has established himself as one of the better players in the league. He made a name for himself thanks to his insane shooting ability from the deep. Furthermore, Dame has always came up big during the clutch moments in several games.
Tonight once again, Lillard displayed his composure in the dying minutes of the game. Dame hit the go head bucket vs Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks as he led the Blazers to a 121-118 victory. Following the victory, the Blazers are now 16-10 this season and hold the fifth seed in the West.
Damian Lillard ended the game with 34 points as he continued his excellent start to the season. Additionally, thanks to Lillard’s go-ahead bucket, he has another record to his name. He now has 33 go ahead bucket in the final minute of the game! This includes his shots in the playoffs as well.
What’s even more impressive is the fact that ever since he was drafted, he is second to none in this category. After an underwhelming 2020 postseason, the Blazers are hungry to make some noise in this year’s postseason.
Honestly, they are looking like a great unit, the only thing that might hinder their progress is injury trouble. Even last season, the Blazers’ roster was plagued by injuries and as a result, they never reached their full potential.
What’s the ceiling for the Damian Lillard led Portland Trail Blazers?
As things stand right now, making the plays should be a piece of cake for the organization. But performing at an elite level in the playoffs must be their ultimate goal. If they can achieve that, they can eventually end up winning the NBA Championship.
Considering Damian Lillard is already 30 years old, their championship window is quite small. What are your thoughts on the Trail Blazers? Do you think the franchise can go all the way this season? Feel free to share your views in the comments section down below.
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