Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard celebrates after Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Portland, Ore. The Trail Blazers won 118-115. Craig Mitchelldyer AP
It is tough to think of many big-time shots in NBA playoff history quite like the one Portland’s Damian Lillard made Tuesday night.
The Blazers, down by 15 at home with 7 minutes left and leading the series 3-1, clawed their way back to a tie in the final seconds. Then, Lillard, sublime in the playoffs thus far, casually sank a 37-footer at the buzzer for a 118-115 win.