I gotta tell you, I really thought this one was over when Andre Roberson — yes, for real — hit a corner 3 with 3:19 left to put the Thunder up 103-95.
Really, I thought once they erased Portland’s 10-point lead in the third quarter and took control for basically the entire fourth, it was over.
But, man. Damian Lillard happened.
The play-by-play is kind of absurd to look at:
- 3:06, Lillard 3, 103-98
- 2:38, Lillard 3, 105-101
- 2:11, Lillard 3, 107-104
- 2:00, Crabbe 3, 108-107
- 1:31, Lillard 3, 110-110
- 1:15, Lillard 3, 113-110
Lillard then hit two free throws to seal it with 1.2 seconds left. So to recap, he scored 17 points in three minutes. The Blazers, scored 20. The Thunder, as you’ll notice there in the play-by-play, were actually doing a nice job of answering offensively. They scored 10 points over the final three minutes, which is pretty good. Problem was the Blazers scored 20. Keep Reading…