Damion Lee was quietly one of the best players on last year’s Golden State Warriors team. And while the Dubs struggled mightily out of the gates this year, dropping consecutive blowouts to the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks, Lee played solidly on both ends of the court.
And it all culminated in a career highlight on Sunday.
Lee was already having a strong game when the Warriors called a timeout with five seconds left on Sunday night, trailing the Chicago Bulls by two.
Steve Kerr drew up a play, with Lee inbounding from the left side, presumably to try and get the ball to Steph Curry.
Lee said after the game that the play had three options; the Bulls stuffed all three. But the veteran shooting guard said he told Kevon Looney that if they got to four of the five allotted seconds for inbounding, that the center should come take a pass and hand it back to Lee.
Let’s see how that worked out.
Warriors 129, Bulls 128. What a way to grab the first win.