Damian Lillard is that man.
The Blazers franchise player put the team on his back against the Dallas Mavericks in what is essentially a do-or-die game for the Blazers.
Down three late, Dame rose from DEEP and what ensued was insane.
HOW?! Damian Lillard is INSANE!!! Ties career-high 61 points pic.twitter.com/vTpeLUFpft— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) August 12, 2020
It gave Dame 61 points on the game, his third 60-point outing of the season.
Even the Mavs didn't know what to say.
Dame Lillard has the sliders on— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) August 12, 2020
Social media as a whole couldn't believe what they saw.
Dame saw that deep Devin Booker 3 and decided to one-up it holy crap— Nate Mann (@nate_mann13) August 12, 2020
Lillard time! ⌚— Wun-Wun 🌻☘️ (@Mikerophone07) August 12, 2020
DAMIAN LILLARD IS GOD.— Sagar Trika (@BlazersBySagar) August 12, 2020
It’s always Dame time— Things Hezonja Does (@2hezonja3) August 12, 2020
DAME WHAT— Dylan Mickanen (@DylanMickanen) August 12, 2020
That Lillard bounce was nuts— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) August 12, 2020
Lillard now has 61 after a fortuitous bounce for which there are no other words ...— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 12, 2020
How does Lillard get a bounce that soft on a shot that long?— Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) August 12, 2020
Stay tuned for postgame coverage after the Blazers thrilling 134-131 win over Dallas!