He then released the shot with less than two seconds, and it rattled home right as time expired.
The Thunder were underdogs on the road during the first two games of the series and did not cover either point spread. It would have taken a lot for Lillard to erase criticism of his dismal performance in last year's playoff sweep at the hands of the Pelicans.
With the shot, Lillard finished the night with an even 50 points. "I couldn't really get to sleep because I was just continuing to think about the game, but we just went back to watching some film and if we just do some clean up, we feel pretty good about Game 4", Kanter said. "After Game 3, Dennis Schroder was out there pointing to his wrist". We kept our composure. We kept our composure and after one win that's what they chose to do. What we want to do is win four games.
"When we win those four games, there's not going to be nothing to talk about".
Gallinari was great during the regular season posting a career-high 19.8 points per game, shooting 46.3% from the field, 43.3% from 3-point land and 90.4% from the free throw stripe.
The talk of the National Basketball Association at the moment is all about Damian Lillard, and deservedly so thanks to his dominating performance in the 1st rd of the playoffs, where many experts believe he clearly outplayed another National Basketball Association superstar in Russell Westbrook. The Blazers came back and won 53 games, role players stepped up all year long, and Portland was so reliably excellent that the team flew under the radar for most of the season.
Van Dijk hoping for Liverpool wins, title triumph and nice weather!
The Sky Blues have four remaining games - Manchester United tomorrow, Burnley, Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion. It's a bit of a waste of energy, isn't it, willing the ball into the goal and things like that.
"Damian's performance was probably the best performance I've seen in person", Blazers coach Terry Stotts said post-match. He entered the playoffs with the whole world expecting a war between two of the best point guards of the current generation, and he came out and annihilated his rival so badly that the war looked over after the first two games.
The US commentary of the buzzer-beating shot was suitably excited, as this NBC compilation video shows, but stay until the end of the below clip and you will find out that nothing quite matched the excitement levels in the South Korean commentary box as their play-callers went berserk at Lillard's last-gasp basket.
Oklahoma City's stars were left in disbelief as the franchise was eliminated in the first round for the third straight time since Kevin Durant's 2016 departure.
It was a disappointing end to the season for Westbrook, who added a triple-double comprising 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists.
George, seemingly stunned by Lillard's game-winner, insisted that his defense on the play had been sufficient by any normal standard. "I don't care what anybody says, that's a bad shot".