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Three Amazing Plays That Showed Damian Lillard Wasn't Ready To Go Home

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PORTLAND, OR - MAY 12: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers drives to the basket during Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Portland Trail Blazers and the San Antonio Spurs during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2014 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyrigh | Garrett Ellwood via Getty Images

It didn't matter how awkwardly Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard had to contort his 6'3'' frame. It didn't matter how much contact he absorbed from larger opponents. No matter what, Lillard was getting to the rim. The 2013-14 All-Star pulled all the stops on Monday night to keep his team from being swept by the San Antonio Spurs in their Western Conference semifinal series.

"It was about wanting it more," Lillard said after the 103-92 win in Game 4 at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore., via NBA.com. "The Spurs are a championship team, but we didn't want to be that team to get swept, or the team that facing uphill battle that gave up. We weren't ready to go home."

Lillard's game-high 25 points included some incredible finishes. Here are three spectacular plays that will tell you everything you need to know about his night:

He split the defense and then down a tomahawk dunk

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This basket seems like it should have been impossibe

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Even when defenders managed to block his path, he still scored

(GIFs via @DMarang)

 
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