Damian Lillard (0) of the Portland Path Blazers reacts to teammate Jusuf Nurkic (27) fouling out towards the Denver Nuggets throughout a fourth quarter that may shut at 121-121 to pressure extra time at Ball Enviornment on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (Photograph by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Submit by way of Getty Photographs)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Basketball followers and NBA gamers erupted on social media throughout former Weber State and present Portland Path Blazers star Damian Lillard’s historic playoff efficiency.
The Denver Nuggets hosted Lillard and the Blazers for Recreation 5 of their first spherical postseason collection on Tuesday, June 1.
Lillard carried the Portland all through the competition and compelled extra time with a three-pointer through the last seconds of regulation.
Late within the extra time interval, the previous Wildcat sank one other triple to ship the sport into double extra time.
In the end, Portland suffered a 147-140 loss in double extra time. The end result gave Denver a 3-2 collection lead.
Lillard ended the sport with 55 factors on 17-24 capturing, together with 12-17 from downtown. He additionally had six rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, and three blocks in 52 minutes on the court docket.
His 12 three-pointers are a single-game report for an NBA Playoff sport.
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Throughout Lillard’s spectacular displaying, followers shared their pleasure on social media.