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Damian Lillard Throws Down Sick Alley-Oop from Inbounds Pass

PORTLAND, OR - FEBRUARY 21: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trailblazers dunks the ball against the Utah Jazz on February 21, 2014 at the Moda Center Arena 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 Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE 2014 NBAE (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Zach BuckleyNational NBA Featured ColumnistFebruary 22, 2014

With All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined for the second straight game with a strained groin, the Portland Trail Blazers needed fellow All-Star point guard Damian Lillard to rise to the occasion.

Judging by this nasty aerial display, it's safe to call this mission accomplished.

On a sideline inbounds pass, Lillard slipped around a Robin Lopez screen and raced toward the basket. Nicolas Batum led Lillard with a perfectly placed pass, and the reigning Rookie of the Year rocked the rim with a thunderous, two-handed flush.

Lillard poured in a game-high 28 points in Portland's 102-94 win over the Utah Jazz Friday night.

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