East rallies, plays late D, in thrilling comeback win over West in record-breaking All-Star Game
Utahns had an All-Star Game claim to fame in back-to-back plays Sunday. In consecutive possessions, Millsap scored on an alley-oop layup on one end and former Weber State star Damian Lillard sank a 3-pointer on the other end.
Lillard, capping his five-event All-Star weekend, scored nine points on three 3-pointers in just less than nine minutes.
Lillard, the reigning Rookie of the Year, was pinching himself all weekend about how far he’s come and how much his life has changed since sporting Wildcat purple.
“It’s changed a lot. Two years ago, I was in Ogden, Utah, going to class wearing the same shoes every day,” he said. “Now it’s everybody wants your autograph, people want to (take) pictures when I go to dinner. It’s completely changed.”
And he’s proud of the work that people like Weber State coach Randy Rahe helped him do to get to this point.
“One of my coaches used to always tell me, ‘When you work hard, you’re going to get results,’” he said. “Everything that’s happening, I’ve got to get all the credit to the people who’ve helped me on the way. When you work hard, you get results.”
And sometimes you get to play in thrilling contests like Sunday's All-Star Game.
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