Dame With The Dagger
We all knew it could happen, but the question was would it happen.
With the score tied against the Oklahoma Thunder, the shot clock running down, and Paul George of OKC guarding Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers, it was #DameTime in the fifth game of the first round of the NBA playoffs.
Lillard decides to go one on one with PG beyond the arc. As PG loosely guards Lillard, he pulls up from 37 feet and nails the fatal wound in the OKC playoff coffin.
Dame went ham! I went nuts! And the crowd went wild!
In the past couple of years, Damian Lillard has become extremely comfortable behind the arc and last night was no different. What shocked me the most was how loosely PG guarded him. It seems like we all knew it was happening, except PG.
"I don't care what anybody says. That's a bad shot."
These were the words from Paul George on Damian Lillard's game-winner. With Damian's track record, I would not say that was a bad shot at all. It was actually brilliant being that it was a shot he has made time after time and the paint was heavily guarded. The only negative thing that could have happened was overtime in a series they were up 3-1.
Well the rest is history, literally! Damian Lillard ended the game with 50 points and one of the craziest game-winners in history.