PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard huddled with the Trail Blazers after regulation against Atlanta, searching for overtime motivation after a four-game losing streak.
"I just turned to the group and I told them that, sometimes when you're struggling and having a hard time like we have, you get put in these types of situations, where you've got to see how bad you want it," Lillard said. "You've got to dig out and do it as a group."
The Blazers proved they indeed wanted it in the end, snapping the losing streak with a 124-113 overtime victory over the Hawks on Sunday night. Lillard finished with 30 points.