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Damian Lillard says he is 'being Damian Lillard' when asked about current form

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Stephen Curry produced another history defining moment on Saturday night as he dropped a game-winning three-point shot in overtime to hand the Golden State Warriors a 121-118 win over Western Conference rivals the Oklahoma City Thunder.

During the night, Curry took his season tally from deep to 288, eclipsing his previous best of 286 which was also an NBA record. He also became the first player in history to record back-to-back games with more than 10 buckets from behind the arc.

Players from across the league took to social media to express their disbelief at exactly what they were seeing. Amazing, unreal and the greatest were all terms thrown Curry's way as he proved, once again, his unbelievable shooting ability. 

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One of the players to praise the Akron native was Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, who produced his own unbelievable night last week when he dropped 51 points on Curry and the Warriors. 

Following Curry's performance at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Lillard tweeted: "That boy steph somethin else lol."

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Last night Lillard produced another scintillating performance as the Portland Trail Blazers overcame the Indiana Pacers 111-102. The guard finished with 33 points and dropped 20 of those in a crazy first quarter.

After being questioned about playing 'like Steph Curry' against the Pacers, Lillard responded by saying he was 'being Damian Lillard'.

And he is right, Lillard is not playing 'like Steph Curry', nobody can play like the Golden State Warriors' main man. His shooting is out of this world and he looks a nailed on certainty to make it back-to-back MVP crowns.

However, the Trail Blazer is doing a brilliant job of 'being Damian Lillard'. Not only did the 25-year-old produce a career night as the Blazers handed the Warriors their fifth loss of the season, but he also went for 30+ points in five consecutive games. 

Having been overlooked for a spot in the All-Star team, Lillard has returned from the break looking like a man on a mission as he aims to take Portland into the playoffs.

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The Oregan-based franchise have been playing above expectations this season after losing four of their starting five in the summer. Lillard and backcourt partner C.J. McCollum have made Portland a serious threat. 

The Blazers are seventh in the west but are one of the form teams in the league after going 8-2 in their previous ten games. They also boast a win over the Warriors and Eastern Conference leaders the Cleveland Cavaliers, not something many franchises can say.

So, no, Lillard may not be 'playing like Curry', he is his own man and 'being Damian Lillard' appears to be working well for the two-time All-Star.

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