Damian Lillard hit one of the coolest buzzer-beaters in NBA Playoffs history this evening, sending his Portland Trail Blazers into the second round following a Game 5 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The All-NBA point guard got his 50th point of the night on a stepback 3-pointer from close to halfcourt as time was expiring in the fourth quarter.
It’s simply ridiculous.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 24, 2019
The reaction from Lillard, who hit a series-clinching buzzer beater against the Houston Rockets in the NBA Playoffs a couple of years ago, was even better.
The Shot & The Wave: Blazers’ Damian Lillard waves the Thunder out of the Moda Center after deep game-winner pic.twitter.com/OBFvgDCgo2
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 24, 2019
It really doesn’t get much cooler than that.
The Trail Blazers are now set to take on either the Denver Nuggets or the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the NBA Playoffs.