Originally posted on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 7/21/12

Damian Lillard, having been one of the most impressive players (if not the most impressive player) in Vegas this summer, watched his Blazers demolish the Heat from the sideline today.  Lillard, who averaged 26.5 points through his first four games, will have to hope what he’s already accomplished will be enough to earn him MVP honors over Memphis’s Josh Selby, who leads all scorers thus far at 29 PPG (Selby has two games left).

In Lillard’s stead, Dee Bost and Will Barton were given an opportunity to run the show for the Blazers… and run the show they did!  Bost and Barton had already scored the majority of their combined 41 by the time the middle of the fourth quarter rolled around, but they saved the best for last.  Ladies and gentlemen, the cherry on top of Portland’s 81-55 victory:

I can dig it.  I think the only person who couldn’t was Miami’s Dexter Pittman, who ended up laying a nasty flagrant foul on Barton when he drove to the basket a little later on in the game.

A flagrant foul in Summer League, Dexter Pittman?  I don’t care how hard they’re styling on you… that’s just uncalled for.

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