----- Damian Lillard hits the go-ahead three-pointer with 13.7 seconds remaining and saved the game by taking a charge against Draymond Green as the Portland Trail Blazers edge the Golden State Warriors 108-106 Wednesday night at Moda Center.
When in doubt, give the ball to Damian Lillard!
Damian Lillard connected on the go-ahead three-pointer with 13.7 seconds remaining and sealed the win by taking a charge on a driving Draymond Green with 4.1 seconds remaining as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Golden State Warriors 108-106 Wednesday night at Moda Center.
Lillard finished with 22 points and six assists on just 6-of-17 shooting but he saved his best for last showing why there is no one more clutch this season in the NBA.
“Dame is undeterred,” Terry Stotts said afterward. “Obviously, he didn't shoot the ball well tonight, but he made the two plays of the game. He makes the big three and takes the charge.
“He's is a super competitor, and never thinks he's out of a game, and he’s always willing to put himself on the line to make the play at either end. So, I think those last two plays speak volumes for the type of player that he is.”
Carmelo Anthony carried the Blazers offense at times coming off the bench to score 22 points, Robert Covington added 15 points and nine rebounds, and Enes Kanter finished with a double-double 11 points and 14 rebounds.
The Warriors pushed their lead to six at 101-95 with 3:57 remaining on a Steph Curry three-pointer, but Portland closed the game on a 13-5 run powered by Lillard with eight-points in the final 2:06.
Steph Curry led Golden State (19-17) with 35 points, seven rebounds, and five assists and Green added nine rebounds and 12 assists.
This was the final meeting of the season between the two teams. Portland took the season series from Golden State 2-1.
Up Next- The Trail Blazers will finish the first half of their schedule tomorrow night against the Sacramento Kings at Moda Center. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 PM.
Chad's Take- Lillard is the most clutch player in the NBA today.