The internet reacts to Damian Lillard’s monstrous first half in the G1 against Pacers

Damian Lillard reacted after a shot

It wasn’t Giannis Antetokounmpo, no problem for Damian Lillard and the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.

Bucks star Lillard went full Human Torch during the first half of his team’s series opener against the Indiana Pacers. Lillard exploded for 19 points in the first quarter on three triples. He then added another 16 points on three more triples in the second quarter and finished with a smoldering 35 at halftime.

Although no other Bucks player entered halftime with more than eight points scored, Lillard’s carry job was more than enough as Milwaukee took a 69-42 lead into the intermission (leading as much as 30 to a given moment).

Lillard’s superhuman first half caused the internet to lose its collective mind. Here’s a sampling of the crowd’s reaction.

That was exactly what the Bucks had in mind when they made the blockbuster trade for Lillard over the summer. While Lillard’s regular season has been very up and down for a number of reasons, he is a cool-headed playoff player who always seems to show up when the lights are brightest.

There’s probably also a revenge factor at play here for Lillard against the Pacers. You may remember a few months ago that an Indiana star mocked Lillard by celebrating Lillard’s signature party.