The Portland Trail Blazers' must-win game against the Brooklyn Nets went down a nail-biting final possession.
As the final horn sounded, Caris LeVert had missed his potential game-winning jumper, helping the Blazers seal the eighth seed in the West with the 134-133 win. The 6'6" wing finished with 37 points and nine assists, knocking down big shots down the stretch.
In response, Portland's All-Star Damian Lillard continued his tear as he finished with 42 points (13-of-22 FG; 8-of-14 3P) and 12 assists in 44 minutes of action. CJ McCollum provided great support, contributing 25 points, while playing some valuable defence on that critical final possession.
The pressure-packed game had everybody on the edge of their seats for most of the fourth quarter, including the Nets and Blazers' NBA peers.
Y'all gonna keep Dame name out of y'all mouth. This man ain't one to be messed with- DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 14, 2020
Bruh.... logo dame pic.twitter.com/vrc35dMTkN- Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) August 14, 2020
Gary Trent with the game winning play.... don't mind me though 🤷🏿♂️- Draymond Green (@Money23Green) August 14, 2020
Boy that was a crazy game- Josuélito (@J_Rich1) August 14, 2020
This is the purest of basketball 🙌🏽- Tyson Chandler (@tysonchandler) August 14, 2020
Happy for my guys in Portland man. Wow. They've battled all year long. Congrats fellas. 🤝🔨- Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) August 14, 2020
This Portland vs Brooklyn game 😳😳😳😳😳😳🔥🔥🔥- Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) August 14, 2020
That game was crazy!!!- Robert Covington (@Holla_At_Rob33) August 14, 2020
Wow. Great game on TNT- D'Angelo Russell (@Dloading) August 14, 2020
there are so many levels to his game but honestly my favorite quality of @Dame_Lillard is that every night he makes us all believers...- Chiney Ogwumike (@Chiney321) August 14, 2020
Your favorite player's favorite player https://t.co/qKsggLLslV- Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) August 14, 2020
BLAZERS WANT IN!!!- Jordan Bell (@1jordanbell) August 14, 2020
I got anxiety and I'm not even playing 😂😂- Josh Okogie (@CallMe_NonStop) August 14, 2020
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