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The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night thanks to a wild buzzer-beater from Damian Lillard.
Lillard’s out-of-this-world three-pointer gave the Bucks a 143-142 victory and also let fans witness their first true taste of “Dame Time.”
Following the game, Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke about the amazing ability of his teammate.
“I’ve been with the team 11 years, probably the best buzzer beater shot ever made and he’s been on the team 40 games,” Antetokounmpo said, according to Legion Hoops.
Giannis on Damian Lillard’s game winner last night:
“I’ve been with the team 11 years, probably the best buzzer beater shot ever made and he’s been on the team 40 games..”
Agree? (via @GiannisWorld) pic.twitter.com/KvbXn9Mloc
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) January 15, 2024
It really was a magical shot and easily one of the best buzzer-beaters of the season.
Fans of Lillard were happy with the basket but also not too surprised because he’s done this many times throughout his career.
Back when he played for the Portland Trail Blazers, there were multiple occasions featuring Lillard driving the crowd wild with last-second theatrics like this.
But since coming to the Bucks, he hasn’t had the chance to sink such a pivotal shot.
Lillard’s short time in Milwaukee has certainly had its fair share of bumps in the road, ups and downs, and some disappointment.
Still, he has been having a good season on paper with an average of 25.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 6.8 assists.
Those numbers are a bit of a step down from last season but that’s understandable because Lillard is playing alongside Antetokounmpo, who is one of the best players in the world.
Lillard knew that he’d be sharing the ball more when he came to the Bucks.
Sunday night’s shot led to the Bucks securing a 28-12 record, putting them only behind the Boston Celtics in the East.
It reminded fans of just how important and special Lillard is, and why the team was so smart to acquire him.
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