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Damian Lillard Explains Shimmy Dance After Clutch Shot vs. Lakers

Lillard had to dance to the East-Oakland anthem.

Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers - Game One Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Damian Lillard rose to the occasion once again for the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, leading the team with an easy 34 points and some clutch heroics. With just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter, “Logo Lillard” pulled up from 30 feet to tie the game at 87 apiece. The game feed caught Lillard doing a shimmy dance right after hitting from 3-point land:

It turns out, the song “Blow the Whistle” by Too Short played in the arena, which prompted Lillard’s dance moves, he explained after the game:

Lillard and the Blazers are back in action on Thursday against the Lakers.