Had to throw some semi-belated shine to a highlight from late last night as Damian Lillard provided yet another 4th-quarter poster. This one still had 7 minutes left, but it was a close game the Blazers ended up eeking out by 1, making this poster of the “Stifle Tower”, Rudy Gobert all the more necessary as much as awesome. This 4th quarter smash + stink face from Lillard is really becoming a thing. Expect more of it on the heels of Lillard’s all-star snub too.
24 HOURS LATER: An important update from Damian Lillard.
Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook each went for 40 tonite but it was Lillard who sent the game into overtime with the same play as last year. Seriously. Watch the highlight, then the split-screen below.
The Blazers got the win in OT 115-111. Full highlights of the duel up above…
On time today is Wale & A-Trak’s new collab mixtape, Festivus, which features 11 new tracks and features from the likes of Chance, Pusha T, Ab-Soul, ASAP Ferg, and more. Proceed below and look forward to the newly announced The Album About Nothing on March 31st.
1. “Intro: Stroke of Genius” (Prod. by Lee Majorz)
2. “Blood Money 3.5″ f/ A$AP Ferg (Prod. by Marce Reazon)
3. Dew Baby “Loyalty” f/ Wale and Fat Trel (Prod. by Flexx Beats of Band Kampp)
4. “Girls on Drugs” (Prod. by No Credit)
5. “Tonight (Suite 331)” f/ Dino Bam & Sauce of BYB (Prod. by Tone P)
6. “The Deep End” f/ Pusha T (Prod. by Tone P)
7. “Keep it Moving (Freestyle)” f/ Ab-Soul and Magazeen (Prod. by THC)
8. “Friendship Heights” f/ Chance the Rapper (Prod. by Omega and Raak)
9. “Chess” (Prod. by Best Kept Secret)
10. Ab Icee “Juggin” f/ Wale and Wax (Prod. by Ayydot)
11. “Outro: Narcissis-her/Spaceship (Freestyle)” (Prod. by Reggie Volume and Pro Reese)
In the association tonite, Damian Lillard notched a career-high 43 points in the 2nd 3rd Overtime thriller in San Antonio in as many games. Lillard was reason #1 why the Spurs got the loss again as he hit every clutch shot to tie the game, and even block a potential game-winner. The step-back was on point and a thrill to watch (these last 2 shots man…)
The full highlights above do the performance justice. Note that Lillard pours in 26 of the 43 points in only 22 minutes.
If you’re pressed for time, here’s a Damian Lillard dunk that inspired a fantastic reaction from Hubie Brown:
If you’re not pressed for time, also proceed to some highlights of our hometown team getting a road win against the Memphis Grizzlies, without D. Rose or Taj Gibson, and on the second night of a back to back.
Jimmy Butler led all scorers with 31 points (his 2nd 30+ point game in a row) and rookie Nikola Mirotic added a career-high 27 points going 6-6 from beyond the arc. The future is bright, Chicago!