The Milwaukee Bucks found themselves in another deep hole on Sunday night. They let the Portland Trail Blazers jump out and dominate them early on, which resulted in Milwaukee being down by as much as 26 points against a determined Blazers side.
The Bucks did not let up, though, resulting in the biggest comeback victory in the league this season thus far.
Damian Lillard Reacts to Milwaukee Bucks’ Comeback Win
The Bucks needed their superstars to carry them to victory on Sunday night, which required a masterful 33-point, 16-rebound double-double from Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Damian Lillard had to step it up as well as he faced off against his former team for the first time since his summer departure. Dame finished with 31 points on 7-of-21 shooting, to go along with four triples, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 37 minutes of play.
After the game, Lillard sounded off on his team’s ability to bounce back from adversity against Portland:
“I think we showed a lot of togetherness, we showed a lot of resilience,” Lillard said. “In this league, you never know what type of night a team is gonna have, especially a talented team. When you let them get off to a good start and get confident, they could be trouble. We’ve been in that situation a few times this season where our character was tested, our togetherness was tested. We showed true again.”
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As Lillard said, this is not the first time the Bucks have let their opponents secure a big lead against them. They can count themselves lucky for being able to come from behind and secure a win.
Had they not, it would have been a disaster, and we would have had a much different post-game narrative.
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