Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damian Lillard might be a rookie, but the Portland Trail Blazers don't mind having the ball in his hands with the game on the line. Lillard's 3-point basket with three-tenths of a second remaining gave Portland a 95-94 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday night at the Rose Garden. The win came after the Hornets rallied from a 16-point, third-quarter deficit to tie the game at 92-92 on Austin Rivers' 3-pointer with 42 seconds left. Each team failed to score on a subsequent possession, and Portland (11-12) wound up with the ball with 4.2 seconds left. After a timeout, Lillard inbounded to Luke Babbitt, who handed the ball to Lillard, and the rookie point guard launched a 28-foot shot that swished through the net. "When I let it go, I got it over the top of (Rivers') hands," said Lillard, who scored 16 points. "I was like, 'That looks good. That's going in.'" After a timeout, the Hornets inbounded, and Lance Thomas converted a meaningless layup at...
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