Best Finish of the Playoffs? Find Out at Greeley Avenue Bar

If you missed the Portland Trail Blazers v. the Oklahoma City Thunder game last Tuesday you may have missed one of the greatest endings in Portland Trail Blazers playoff history.

Image: Frenchie in Portland via WikipediaImage: Frenchie in Portland via Wikipedia

In a stunner of a game, and after already scoring 47 points, Damian Lillard made the winning shot from 37-feet at the buzzer that ended the game at 118 – 115. And, as Blazers coach Terry Stotts declared, “The legend grows.”

Lillard has a history of making these game-stealing shots. In the 2014 Western Conference playoffs he scored an inbound play with a mere 0.9 seconds left on the clock and eliminated the Houston Rockets. Tuesday night’s impressive play was even better than the one deemed “The Shot.”

Lillard’s confidence on the court was evident throughout the game. He scored 19 points in the first quarter (racking up 11 consecutive points during one stretch) and by halftime he claimed 34 points total. By the end of the game he’d racked up 50 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals, making 17 of 33 field goals, including 10 of 18 three-pointers.

Greeley - NBA Playoffs4_FrenchieinportlandImage: Frenchie in Portland via Wikipedia

Damian Lillard’s backcourt mate CJ McCollum assisted in the high-scoring game, with key baskets that kept the score close. His actions were essential for Lillard to take the team all the way to victory. Additionally, Seth Curry carried out an important steal that led to a reverse layup by Lillard, and Moe Harkless sank a couple of free throws that added to the score.

Current talk in the NBA is that Damian Lillard is one of the best clutch players on the court. If he continues like this, with his last minute, game stealing plays, the possibility of the Portland Trail Blazers claiming the championship title is well within our grasp.

Greeley - Grindhouse Audience

Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill will be hosting Blazer fans throughout the NBA championship games. Fans of all the teams are welcome, so come in and cheer on your favorite NBA players!

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