After hitting the two-for-one shot with 32 seconds left, Lillard found himself with the ball, the game tied, and the shot clock off. And then he did it again five years later - only deeper.
While Game 4 is certainly not a must-win situation for the Thunder, going down 3-1 to the Trail Blazers heading back to Game 5 in Portland would be a tough environment to play in with the season on the line. It was an improbable victory with an impossible ending.
He scored eight points on 2-for-9 shooting and in the midst of that, the Thunder started their run to take over the lead. Oklahoma City held a 37-29 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Lillard led all players with 19 points. He then released the shot with less than two seconds, and it rattled home right as time expired.
"The game, the series was over and that was it", Lillard told reporters after the game, per ESPN.com.
The Celtics are one game away from advancing to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals and that's thanks in part to their lockdown defence in this series.
"There's been a lot of back and forth, a lot of talk and all this stuff, and that was the last word".
"I mean, the series was over", Lillard said.
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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was sent to the stand in the closing stages as tempers boiled over on and off the pitch. It's hard to score against a team like that'. "At the moment we can not choose", he said.
If not for joining the Blazers, Kanter might not have had the opportunity to prove his playoff ability, having missed the postseason a year ago in NY.
The Clippers shocked the National Basketball Association world when they were able to steal Game 2 at Oracle Arena but Kevin Durant's 38 points in Game 3 assured they remained ahead in the series.
When George faced the Blazers this season, he wasn't just scoring, but playmaking to the tune of 5.5 assists per game in four regular-season contests against them.
"They were out there doing all these celebrations", he said. And we kept our composure. We kept our composure and after one win that's what they made a decision to do.
ESPN presenter Rachel Nichols highlighted some of the eye-popping stats from Lillard's performance, showing just how good the Blazers' star was on the night.
"We had three baskets on where he threw the ball into Nerlens (Noel) and Steven (Adams) in the middle of the floor and those guys made the next play", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said of George logging "hockey assists" as the player making the pass to the player who logs the assist. Everything went wrong for the Thunder during the closing stretch, as Westbrook and George each committed turnovers, Westbrook missed three shots, and George missed a pair of free throws.
We have four Game 4's on tap for the NBA Playoffs on Monday.