VIDEO: Damian Lillard drains the game-winner against Cleveland
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Four and counting.
Four game-winning shots this season and counting, that is, for Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, who is coming up all roses these days in the City of Roses. Lillard, the second-leading point guard scorer in the league behind Golden State’s Stephen Curry, has done a masterful job avoiding the sophomore slump after winning Rookie of the Year honors last season.
Lillard’s fingerprints are all over the Trail Blazer’s resurgence, too. That’s a huge part of what led to his rise to the ranks of the KIA Race to the MVP Ladder this week, where he checks in at No. 10. His appearance also gives us a second straight week when teammates move into the Top 10 together. Lillard joins LaMarcus Aldridge a week after Russell Westbrook joined the man at the top of the list, Kevin Durant.
LeBron James, Paul George, Aldridge and Chris Paul round out the top five this week.
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