In the final seconds of Game 5 between the third-seed Portland Trail Blazers and sixth-seed Oklahoma City Thunder, the score was tied at 115. Damian Lillard went one-on-one with Paul George before letting the clock expire as he drained a 37-foot 3-pointer to give the Trail Blazers a 118-115 win. The win clinched a second-round berth for the Blazers, their first playoff series win in three years.
The Trail Blazers' official Twitter account eloquently summed up what transpired.
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NBA players were equally stunned by Lillard's incredible shot.
DAME DAMN!!!!— DWade (@DwyaneWade) April 24, 2019
⌚️— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 24, 2019
God DAME!!!— Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) April 24, 2019
Disbelief 😳— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) April 24, 2019
A little late to the party but that was absolutely ridiculous @Dame_Lillard— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) April 24, 2019
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME ??????????? 😱🤯😱🤯— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) April 24, 2019
... now thats a dagger. What a performance. All series long. Salute to a true hooper. 💯— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) April 24, 2019
Damn Dame! Wow!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 24, 2019
DAME FOR GAME🙀 #DAMETIME ⌚️— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) April 24, 2019
Na Dame!!! 😂😂😂😂— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) April 24, 2019
😲😲😲 that's just different Dame!!!— Tim Hardaway Jr (@T_HardJR) April 24, 2019
Bro that might be the COLDEST game winner I've ever seen 👀👀👀 Dame is an absolute MONSTER!— Anthony Tolliver (@ATolliver44) April 24, 2019
wtf was that!!! LOGO LILLARD!— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) April 24, 2019
Wow 😲— Tyson Chandler (@tysonchandler) April 24, 2019
Dame cold blooded🤧❄️— Kev (@KevKnox) April 24, 2019
What!!!!!! Did i just watch!!!!!!!!!!!! This was the best playoff game I've watched in a long long time!— Channing Frye (@channingfrye) April 24, 2019
Oh. My. Goodness. 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 @Dame_Lillard— Pat Connaughton (@PlanetPat5) April 24, 2019
My dawg for life @Dame_Lillard 🔥🔥🔥🔥— Tim Frazier (@Timfraz23) April 24, 2019
NO HE DIDNT— Kevin Huerter (@KevinHuerter) April 24, 2019
happens to the best of us— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) April 24, 2019