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NBA virtual 1-on-1 Tournament: Carmelo Anthony vs Damian Lillard

Carmelo Anthony is the last one seed remaining, can he hang on to get to the finals?

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This is the last matchup before the finale of the PtR Summer Showdown. The action continues with an offensive beast and a deep-range sharpshooter.

The Rules

It is a half court game in which the scoring increments are 1 point for everything inside the arc, and 2 points for everything outside the arc. So long-distance bombers will do well in our tourney.  The higher seed starts off with the ball and the first player to 11 points wins. The possession switches every time the ball is scored, and your votes determine the winner.

Carmelo Anthony (1st Seed)

Two of the final four players in this tournament are players that have used their ability to score with their unique size to dominate their matchups. In Carmelo's final matchup before the finals, he faces an offensive threat that could end his run at the Summer Showdown championship.

We all know Carmelo will have his way with Lillard on offense. ‘Melo is just bigger and Lillard isn't the best on defense. Anthony is going to be able to get any shot he wants. On the other end is where Carmelo never thrived, and it is going to be extremely difficult to stop a threat like Damian LIllard.

Damian Lillard (3rd Seed)

Dame Lillard has been a surprise in this tournament for me. He is a third seed whose game is still a bit raw, but his impressive range and explosiveness has pushed him into the fourth round. (Also I think this shot has really helped)


He has a great change to get to the final matchup. The Blazer's Edge community has traveled really well whenever LIllard steps on the court. He has the range to be able to score at a faster pace than Carmelo, and it is easy to imagine a scenario in which Lillard gets hot from deep in order to upset the sole one seed remaining.

Now It's Your Turn

This is where you decide the outcome. Vote on the poll below and make sure to let your opinion be known in the comments of this article.