With a little more than one minute remaining and Portland leading 98-92, Lillard drove by Ronnie Price going right and headed straight for the cup. Before he reached the protected circle, Lillard rose to attempt a dunk, splitting between Jordan Hill and Ed Davis as he flew threw the air. The play ended with a vicious finish through contact, as Hill was whistled for a foul and Lillard was left to celebrate his thunderous slam with a flexing motion.
Lillard, 24, earned All-Star and All-NBA third team honors last season. The 6-foot-3 point guard participated in the 2014 Slam Dunk Contest, but his West team fell to the East despite his impressive efforts.
All told, Lillard finished with 17 fourth-quarter points, including Portland's last points of the game. He finished with a game-high 34 points (on 13-of-23 shooting), seven assists and three rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge added 15 points, nine rebounds and three assists.
The Blazers improved to 30-8. The Lakers fell to 12-26.