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This is what Damian Lillard’s series-winning shot looked like from the stands

Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard nails game-winning half-court shot in NBA Playoffs

Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard sent the crowd in Portland, Oregon, into a frenzy after making the game-winning half-court shot on April 23.
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Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard sent the crowd in Portland, Oregon, into a frenzy after making the game-winning half-court shot on April 23.

Call it the shot heard ‘round the NBA.

Damian Lillard’s long-range 3-pointer at the buzzer Tuesday in Game 5 of the Portland Trail Blazers’ first-round series with the Oklahoma City Thunder won the game and the series.

Oh, by the way, that shot also gave Lillard 50 points in the game, which Portland won 118-115.

“That was the last word,” Lillard told reporters. “That was having the last word.”

Here is the shot:

And this is what it looked like from the stands:

Here is a shot from courtside:

From covering the World Series to the World Cup, Pete has done a little bit of everything since joining The Star in 1997. He writes about baseball and has a quirky blog that augments The Star’s coverage of area teams.
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