Damian Lillard treated Milwaukee Bucks fans with their first taste of Dame Time in his epic 39-point debut on Thursday night. Thanks to the 33-year-old’s heroics, Milwaukee was able to hold off the Philadelphia 76ers en route to a razor-thin 118-117 win in their first game of the season.
Dame Time Has Arrived for Milwaukee Bucks
Apart from breaking all sorts of records in his explosive debut, Lillard also stepped it up in clutch time for the Bucks, which if you’re a fan of Dame, is pretty much what you would expect from the seven-time All-Star.
Lillard scored 14 of his 39 points in the final four minutes of action, which unsurprisingly, included a clutch trey with a little over a minute remaining on the game clock:
Damian Lillard TIME in Milwaukee ⌚ pic.twitter.com/fAslEqbEaN
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) October 27, 2023
Cold-blooded in the clutch. pic.twitter.com/6Srpje0VOm
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 27, 2023
That’s basically a typical day in the office for Dame Lillard.
After the game, Lillard was asked to talk about his heroics against the Sixers. Specifically, Dame shared his thoughts on his crucial triple in crunch time. The seven-time All-NBA point guard did not disappoint in his statement:
“That’s a look that I’ll take seven days a week. That’s a comfort shot,” Lillard said, via Bucks beat reporter Eric Nehm of The Athletic.
This probably would have come out as arrogant and/or self-absorbed coming from anybody else but since this is Damian Lillard we’re talking about here, it would be hard to disagree — especially after watching him take down Joel Embiid and the Sixers on Friday night.
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