Video: Blazers’ Damian Lillard issues long pass for Jake Layman alley-oop
Nope, he didn’t say anything to anyone from the opposing team. He sent them the message through this:
Damian Lillard with the loooong distance alley-oop to Jake Layman #RipCity
— USA TODAY NBA (@usatodaynba) January 12, 2019
The Hornets saw Damian Lillard trying to slow things down after a turnover — or at least that was what they thought.
Lillard threw a cross-court alley-oop pass to teammate Jake Layman, who dunked the ball with authority, much to the delight of the entire Blazers bench.
Even though the game was essentially over way before the final buzzer sounded, the Blazers continuously pummeled the Hornets behind Damian Lillard— who finished the game with 20 points, four rebounds, five assists, three steals, and four blocks — and his backcourt partner CJ McCollum who’s been torched Charlotte with 30 points.
Kemba Walker, the leading scorer for the Hornets, struggled to shoot the ball for the third consecutive game. He only finished with 18 points after missing 14 of his 19 attempts.
Prior to the Blazers game, the Hornets have already lost 11 of their last 20 games and with Kemba Walker’s shooting woes, it doesn’t seem like they will be able to turn this season around anytime soon.