Damian Lillard. DAMIAN LILLARD. D-A-M-I-A-N L-I-L-L-A-R-D.
Dame Lillard has hauled the Portland Trail Blazers past Oklahoma City with one of the most spectacular walk-off threes you’re ever likely to see, in this life or the next.
Lillard’s dropped a staggering 50 points in today’s fifth game of the Blazers/Thunder NBA Playoffs series, the first 47 of which only served to set the stage for himself.
Then the last three happened.
There’s really no point writing about it any further now. Just watch it. Watch this utterly ridiculous shit.
DAME— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 24, 2019
I mean… I mean…
Calm as a Hindu cow he put that up from the goddamned logo. He probably had a good ten feet or so between him and the ARC. Come on now.
The alternative angles and footage from the crowd? Just as bloody good.
I've never seen anything like it. QUADCAM: pic.twitter.com/n0Luq00tRs— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) April 24, 2019
Bruhhhhhhhh pic.twitter.com/8u6wRlji4L— Duane Brown (@DuaneBrown76) April 24, 2019
In terms of temperature, that’s about as close to absolute zero as you could ever possibly get on a court.
Given how much trash talk the Thunder had been spitting in Dame’s direction, that series-ending buzzer beater was bound to come with a little extra spice. Sure enough, after staring single-handedly booting them out of the playoffs, Lillard waved OKC’s ass goodbye.
Dame waved goodbye to OKC ???? pic.twitter.com/WrrF3RgQ1j— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 24, 2019
That ain’t even the first time Lillard’s dropped a game-ending three to clinch a playoff series for the Blazers, lest we forget this absolute barn-burner.
Dame Lillard only likes to end series with buzzer-beating 3s pic.twitter.com/QBf45SQcqd— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) April 24, 2019
Un. Bloody. Real.
With Portland taking a 4-1 win in the series over the Thunder, they’re now set to face the winner of the Denver/San Antonio matchup in the second round.
If Lillard’s running this hot, you’d be silly to bet against him.