That Damian Lillard, he sure can play a good game of basketball. He is so smooth, so poised when he’s out there on the court. It’s as if he can’t be rattled.
Sure, not every game is a great one. Take that horrid 1-of-16 shooting night he had earlier this week against the Orlando Magic who, at 15-37, have the second-worst record in the NBA. Not good, rook, not good. In fact, that game was downright bad.
You youngsters out there need to take note, however. Just two nights later, Lillard lit up the reigning NBA champions for 33 points. He wasn’t rattled. He stuck to his game. He didn’t let the previous game affect the current game. He stayed out of his own head and went about his business.
You don’t see Anthony Davis doing that sort of thing. Bradley Beal doesn’t bounce back like that. Most rookies wouldn’t be able to shrug off such a bad evening – 15 misses in 16 shots! – and shred the top team in the NBA two nights later.
Lillard isn’t most rookies.
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