Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard handles the ball during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Damian Lillard is simply willing the Portland Trail Blazers toward the postseason.
The veteran guard tied a career high with 61 points, leading the Blazers to a 134-131 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night that moved his team into eighth place in the Western Conference.
"Ain't nothing I want more," Lillard said of the playoffs. "When I came here (to Disney World) I told them I'm not here to waste my time. Our work ain't done yet but we're fighting for it."