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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard had an insane first half in Game 2 against the Denver Nuggets, leaving jaws on NBA Twitter on the floor.
Damian Lillard will not let the Portland Trail Blazers go down without a fight.
The scoring phenom set NBA Twitter alight in the first half of Game 2 against the Nuggets with a performance for the ages.
While the Blazers struggled to keep pace with Denver, Lillard rained down threes and kept his team in the game.
Damian Lillard went off in the first half against the Nuggets
Once he pops, he just doesn’t stop.
Lillard had 22 points in the second quarter alone. That’s not a typo.
What time is it?
History is what Lillard seems to crave. He’s done this before and dare say he’ll do it again.
The Nuggets should have run away with the game. Lillard is just different.
One theme reigned on NBA Twitter: Fire.
He’s literally a one-man team.
He’s also the height of entertainment.
It’s just easier to enjoy his performances when you don’t have to stay up so late for them.
There might be a lot of people on the east coast waking up on Tuesday morning to learn about the ridiculous first half Lillard produced.
All told, he hit 9-of-15 shots, including 8-of-11 three-pointers to score 32 points while adding two rebounds, four assists and a block. Those would be good numbers in a complete game for most players.
Lillard’s first half overshadowed an exceptional game from Nikola Jokic, who had 25 points, five rebounds and four assists.