We hope that the ESPN World Wide of Sports complex has plenty of fire extinguishers handy because Damian Lillard is on fire.
Okay, not literally, but Lillard caught the hot hand early hitting four of his first five three-pointers in the first quarter alone.
What was looking like potential danger early on in the game for the Portland Trail Blazers with the Denver Nuggets grabbing a 20-12 lead, the Nuggets made one critical mistake: not picking up Lillard as soon as he crosses half court.
Here is how the social media world reacted to Logo Lillard's hot shooting:
Damian Lillard to whoever is in front of him defensively: pic.twitter.com/4dbWeacaMD— Danny Marang (@DannyMarang) August 7, 2020
@Dame_Lillard is on fire 🔥— BRYAN SUERO (@Bryansue7) August 7, 2020
Damian Lillard not messing around in this one. Nuggets giving him any space at all and he’s hitting tonight— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) August 7, 2020
Portland (2-1) finished the first quarter with a 27-26 lead over Denver in yet another important game with their eye on the eight seed out West.
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