Blazers news: Damian Lillard hits back at Dennis Schroder for doing 'Dame Time' celebration
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Blazers star Damian Lillard hits back at Dennis Schroder for doing ‘Dame Time’ celebration

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Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard finds it funny that Dennis Schroder mimicked his ‘Dame Time’ celebration after just one good performance.

The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Blazers at home in Game 3, 120-108, to cut the series deficit to 2-1 after losing the opening two matches.

Schroder, obviously happy after helping the Thunder avoid getting into a 0-3 hole, mocked Lillard in the closing stages of the contest — with the game all but decided. The 25-year-old guard was caught imitating Lillard’s signature celebration after the Portland All-Star misses a late-game free throw.

Lillard then hit back at Schroder for the act, suggesting that the German playmaker has no right to do that after failing to help his team win in the first two matches.

To be fair, Dennis Schroder indeed played poorly in Games 1 and 1. He scored a woeful 11 points in 36 minutes of play in the first match before following that up with a seven-point outing in 21 minutes of play in their next meeting.

For his part, Damian Lillard propelled the Blazers to back-to-back victories. He opened up the series with a 30-point explosion and added another 29 in the next game.

Lillard had 32 points in their latest loss, while Schroder had 17. Regardless of their scores though, Lillard will only be even more motivated after Dennis poked fun at his celebration.