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Watch: Damian Lillard hits stunning game-winning three to beat the Lakers

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With the game tied at 110 apiece in the final seconds between the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center, there was no doubt who was going to take the last shot for the home side.

The Blazers put the ball in the hands of Damian Lillard and got out of his way as he took responsibility for winning the game for his team.

As we've come to expect from Lillard, he delivered in the clutch once again as he hit a stunning game-winning step-back three-pointer over Brandon Ingram with just 0.7 seconds left to send the Portland crowd into a frenzy.

The point guard turned and pointed to his imaginary watch to let us all know that it was Dame time.

The Lakers just about had enough time for one last shot but rookie Kyle Kuzma failed to knock it down and the night belonged to the Trail Blazers and Lillard as they came away with a 113-110 win.

As well as the game-winning shot, the two-time All-Star finished with 32 points to lead all scorers, and added six rebounds and five assists to his name.

The win took Portland to 5-4 and snapped a two-game losing streak with their star player reinforcing that he's one of the best players in crunch time.

"I felt good. The ball was coming off my hands good all night, even the ones that I didn't make. In those moments, you don't think about what happened before. It's a chance to rise to the occasion. You're 0 for 0 in that moment," Lillard said.

"I go back to my very first game-winner against New Orleans my rookie year. I had a terrible shooting game but I was able to block that out. All that mattered was that moment. No different tonight."

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A night before, the 27-year-old didn't have the same luck as he missed a three at the end of regulation in Portland's 112-103 overtime loss to the Utah Jazz.

"He made a good read last night and (Rudy) Gobert made a great play," Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. "Tonight I think he had his mind made up to take the shot. It's what great players do."

The Oakland native has made a strong start to the season averaging 26.1 points, 5.9 assists and 5.4 rebounds. Lillard and the Blazers have a tough test in their next encounter as they entertain the star-studded Oklahoma City Thunder.

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