Damian Lillard vs Russell Westbrook Duel, Lillard Owns 4th Quarter
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Chris Paul, Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook. Those are the last 3 players Damian Lillard, coming off an injury, has had to face off against in his past 3 games. Against CP3, Lillard flirted with a triple double (20/9/7); against the Chef, Dame scored a season-high 40 points to go with 10 dimes; against Westbrook on Sunday night, the Blazers guard who is getting no love from All-Star voters, scored 31 points, dished out 9 assists and grabbed 7 boards in a win over the Thunder. 17 of those 31 points came in the final quarter, which also saw Kevin Durant go scoreless.
“I got some good looks at the rim and let them fly,” said Lillard, who joins Klay Thompson as the only active players with 700+ 3-pointers in their first 4 seasons.
Westbrook was typical Westbrook with 25 points, 15 assists and 9 rebounds and is currently 2nd in All-Star voting for Western conference guards. Lillard barely cracked the top 10 and is behind players like Iguodala, Ginobili and Tony Parker. What does Lillard have to do to get some love from all-star voters?
Last year, Damian made the All-Star team as a replacement when Blake Griffin had to drop out.