Aaron Gordon was responsible for shutting down Damian Lillard in Game 2 of the Portland Trail Blazers-Denver Nuggets series. The forward was given a not-so-easy task, but he stepped up and did a great job in front of the point guard.
He was ready to go at it with Dame, telling the coaching staff he was ready to guard the biggest threat of the rivals. Gordon didn't back down to the challenge, and the result was Lillard's numbers decreasing in the second half of the game.
"I looked at the coaching staff and said, 'I got him,'" Gordon said after the game was over.
Lillard scored 10 points in the second half, going 2/9 from the field and shooting 1/5 from beyond the arc.
Gordon got to work and delivered, stopping Dame, one of the biggest offensive forces in the league. The series is tied now with one win per side. Now the Moda Center will receive these two teams and fans will try to make life hard for the Nuggets players, just like they did in Denver with Carmelo Anthony.
This is expected to be one of the closest and hardest-fought series of this round and we can't wait to see what's next for these two squads.