You never know what Damian Lillard will pull out of his bag of tricks. There’s the halfcourt shots from the logo and filthy buzzer beaters.
But on Thursday, as the Blazers and Nuggets took the court at Moda Center for Game 3 of their first-round series, the six-time NBA All-Star showed off his hops too.
With Portland leading 18-12, Lillard posterized Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo and it was nasty.
Of course, the Moda Center erupted after the dunk. Fans on social media, too, lost their minds. Who says the NBA Dunk Contest has to be a single day event?
After one quarter, Lillard already has 12 points on 5-8 FG and 1-3 3-PT. The Blazers trail 39-30 following a 16-1 Denver run, but the clock hasn’t struck Lillard Time just yet, and the second quarter has just gotten underway.