Damian Lillard Continues Superb Rookie Year With Game-Winning Shot

Dec 16, 2012; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots the ball during the fourth quarter of the game against the New Orleans Hornets at the Rose Garden. Lillard scored 16 points and hit the game winning jumper with less than a second on the clock as the Blazers won the game 95-94. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

When the Portland Trail Blazers drafted Damian Lillard, they were in desperate need of a franchise revitalization.

They may have found it with the rookie point guard, who is averaging 18 points, six assists and three boards in 38 minutes per game.

Sunday was just another example of Lillard being leaps and bounds above his class.

At home, against the New Orleans Hornets, Lillard scored 16 points, including the game-winning trey to give Portland the 95-92 advantage. With 4.2 seconds remaining in the game, and with Portland inbounding the ball, Lillard found Luke Babbit, who handed the ball back to the point guard for him to nail the game-winner.

On the night, Lillard also dished out four assists, grabbed two boards and shot 5-of-14 from the field.

Check out the dagger three below:

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Topics: Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

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