The Trail Blazers took on the undefeated Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, and early on Dallas looked to remain that way.
The Mavericks jumped out to the early 17-7 lead and would end up taking a 12-point lead into the locker room at halftime.
In the third quarter, Portland flipped the script. Damian Lillard caught fire, scoring 18-points in the quarter, and the game was tied heading to the fourth.
It was nip and tuck the rest of the way, and as Portland fans have become accustomed to, the clock struck Lillard Time when they needed it most.
The Blazers' star guard scored the go-ahead layup with 26.9 seconds left, and the defense did the rest.
Portland picks up the 121-119 victory and moves to 2-0 on this four-game road trip.
Coach Stotts on the game:
"That was a hell of a game. A lot of ebbs and flows, a lot of runs by both teams. Probably only fitting that it came down to a last-second three. I'm proud of the way we competed to get back into the game. I was disappointed with our defense in the first half but in the second half we stayed locked in for most of the half and that was a gutty win."
Zach Collins on his dislocated shoulder:
"MRI tomorrow. They said that it popped back in so cleanly that it's a really good sign. I thought it was going to be painful...It was so easy, it didn't hurt at all."
Damian Lillard on coach's challenge:
"I looked up, there wasn't a lot of time left. This was the perfect time of the game and I knew I hit all ball because when I hit it, I heard it. I told (Coach Stotts), I walked up to him and said, 'Coach, you gotta trust me. I hit all ball.'"
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