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“Anytime You Can Get Some Roadkill”: Damian Lillard Rejoices Over Going 2-0 In Group Play For The In Season Tournament

Samir Mehdi

"Anytime You Can Get Some Roadkill": Damian Lillard Rejoices Over Going 2-0 In Group Play For The In Season Tournament

Damian Lillard returning from his right calf soreness has led to the Bucks going 2-0 in that span. Coincidentally, Milwaukee is also 2-0 in In-Season Tournament Group Play following their win tonight against the Charlotte Hornets. Dame, who seems to be getting his legs back, dropped 27 points on yet another 9-18 night from the field. When asked about the win, he talked about why it was important to get one on the road.

“Any time you can get some roadkill, it’s always good for your team. But like you said, in this In-Season tournament, we want to be able to win all these games and give ourselves the opportunity in the end.”

Getting a win on the road is something every team looks forward to. The Hornets tonight, integrating Miles Bridges into the lineup, didn’t look like a cohesive unit in the slightest, leading to the incredibly lopsided 130-99 score.

Dame would also go on to cheekily talk about the dunk he had on his drive to the lane in the 3rd quarter with about 7:26 left.

“My legs are getting there man. I keeping telling people I had a long summer. I didn’t get much live contact. That’s usually the last thing to come, you get your legs under you in a game.”

Damian Lillard wants to win the In-Season tournament for a noble reason

Damian Lillard is a leader through and through with the way he approaches the game of basketball. That leadership on the court is reflected off the court as well. A perfect example is with him talking about why the Milwaukee Bucks want to win the In-Season Tournament.

“You got guys on 2-way contracts who are trying to earn a stay and that prize in the end could change their family’s lives. Even if it’s not for you individually, it’s something that you could do for the next person.”

This couldn’t get closer to the truth. $500,000 might not be a lot of money to someone like Damian Lillard or Giannis Antetokounmpo when you proportion it to their $200 million+ contracts. However, having the 13th guy on the bench receive that same amount of money would undoubtedly mean a whole lot more for them.

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Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi


Samir Mehdi is a senior strategist for the NBA division at The Sportsrush. Ever since he was 13 years old, he’s been obsessed with the game of basketball. From watching Kobe Bryant’s highlights on YouTube to now, analyzing and breaking down every single game on League Pass, Samir’s passion for the game is unwavering. He's a complete basketball junkie who not only breaks down current games but also keenly watches ones from the 60s’ and 70s’ while also reading comprehensive books on the history of the league. Samir’s life revolves around basketball and he hopes that shows in his work. Aside from work, he loves to spend time in the gym and with his friends at social gatherings.

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