Wednesday February 4th, 2015

Damian Lillard added Rudy Gobert's name to his list of dunk victims during Portland's 103-102 home victory over the Jazz on Tuesday.

With a little over seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and Utah leading 83-82, Lillard used a right-to-left crossover to drive past Elijah Millsap at the top of the key. The path to the rim opened wide once Millsap slipped and fell and Lillard took full advantage, gathering from outside the circle before rising to attempt a right-handed dunk. 

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The 7-foot-1 Gobert is one of the league's premier rim protectors, but his left-handed attempt to swat Lillard was unsuccessful, as Portland's point guard flushed it home over top of him. 

If you're feeling a slight case of deja vu, that's because Lillard has been dunking all over the competition in 2015. 

Although he was passed over for his second All-Star appearance, Lillard has thrown down big dunks on the Celtics' Tyler Zeller, the Kings' Derrick Williams and the Lakers' Jordan Hill in the New Year.

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Lillard finished with a team-high 25 points, six assists and four rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and 11 rebounds. 

Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with a game-high 27 points, five rebounds and five assists. Gobert added seven points, 15 rebounds and two blocks off the bench.

Portland improved to 33-16. Utah fell to 17-31.

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