Between the chyron explaining how many lead-taking shots he’s made and the announcer perfectly calling the play, Damian Lillard’s game-winning three kind of feels scripted. It’s like everything was in order for an iconic moment, so both teams agreed to just let it happen.

This is the kind of shot that leads Rookie of the Year highlight packages though, so I’m glad they went through with the plan. Pretty much nailed it, as far as I’m concerned.

Comments (3)

  1. Not exactly high percentage shot, but Blazer fans will take it

    • Neither was Batum’s fade-away corner three or Roy’s heave against the Rockets from a couple of seasons ago, but somehow Blazers’ fans always get it right.

  2. Blazers fans in the front row weren’t as into it as Lillard. Easy, Damien.

    Some credit to Roger Babbit for the nice hand-off and screen too.

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