Damian Lillardsays he wasn't surprised ONE BIT when Carmelo Anthonyhit a clutch dagger to seal Portland's win over Houston on Tuesday ... because the dude is a Hall of Famer!
36-year-old Melo came up HUGE for the Trail Blazers in the final 3 minutes of the game -- blocking P.J. Tucker's 3-point shot ... and then nailing a THREE of his own with less than a minute left in the game. Melo's shot put Portland up by 5 and sealed the victory. The Blazers won 110 to 102.