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Damien Lillard dunks on the Denver Nuggets (Video)

At 31-11, the Portland Trail Blazers are among the surprises so far in the NBA this season. In what promises to once again be a stacked Western Conference, the Blazers are staking their claim to one of the top spots as we approach the midpoint of the season.

In his second year out of Weber State, Damian Lillard has been at the center of the team’s success. Scoring 21.2 points a game entering Thursday night’s contest with the Denver Nuggets, Lillard served early notice about why he and the Blazers are among the NBA’s best with this driving dunk.

The Nuggets held a 67-59 lead at halftime of this contest, but it will be a challenge for them to sustain that success in the second half in a tough road venue in Portland.

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