Will Barton Shines in Loss

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Will Barton Shines in Loss
Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

On To The Next One Damian Lillard has been so good in his first thirteen games as a rookie that having back-to-back performances in which he struggled to find his range, as was the case Sunday night against the Nets and Monday night against the Pistons, feels like more of a letdown than it should. Lillard shot just 22 percent from the field Monday night and didn't net his first field goal until late in the third quarter. But Lillard, as unflappable as he's been on the court, is just as steadfast when critiquing his less than stellar performances. While some young players tend to dwell on tough nights (which is easy to do when you've got people like myself asking them to recount their failures) that every guy in the league invariably suffers through, Lillard seems to take it all in stride...

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