Damian Lillard Hits 4 Straight 3-Pointers as Blazers Complete 13-Point Comeback

Bryan Brandom
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The NBA's coaches are really going to regret not selecting Damian Lillard as an All-Star this year.

After being snubbed, the Portland Trail Blazers star released a rap track about his exclusion from All-Star Weekend fesitivities in Toronto.

He followed that up by handing Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors just their fifth loss of the season on Friday, scoring 51 points in the blowout.

And his revenge tour isn't even close to being over.

After falling down 13 to the Utah Jazz, with whom the Blazers are competing for one of the last playoff spots in the Western Confererence, Dame took over.

He hit three-pointers on four straight possessions, outscoring the Jazz 12-1 in the process.

Backcourtmate C.J. McCollum would follow that up with a three of his own to complete the comeback and take the lead.

Lillard dropped 30 in the game and McCollum had 31. The pair is the third-highest scoring duo in the league.

"If one gets going, a team can load up on him," Lillard said after the 115-111 victory. "(Both of us) kind of kept them off balance."

Portland has 14 wins in their past 17 games, including victories over the Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder. At 29-27, they're currently the No. 7 seeds in the West.

"We're a playoff team," Lillard said. "We've got to put our hard hats on and go to work."

 

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