Blazers superstar Damian Lillard has an incredible night at work, breaks NBA records in Double OT thriller against the Nuggets
The Portland Trailblazers lost a gut-wrenching Game 5 to the Denver Nuggets tonight. Despite Damian Lillard’s heroics, the Blazers fell short 147-140 in Double OT. Damian Lillard scored a game-high 55 points and dished 11 assists while shooting 12/17 from the deep. He also had the shots which sent the game into OT and OT2. Dame broke a playoff record of most 3s in a single game, which was previously held by Klay Thompson at 11.
55 points. 10 assists.
👆 (that’s an NBA playoff first)
12 made three-pointers.
👆 (also an NBA playoff first)
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) June 2, 2021
Despite Dame’s mind-blowing performance, the Blazers could not keep up with the Nuggets in OT2 and lost the game there. The Nuggets now hold a 3-2 lead as they head back to Portland for Game 6.
NBA Twitter reacts to Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard had a playoff performance for the ages tonight. Despite not being able to secure the win, Dame’s performance would remain in NBA History for a long time to come. Since Dame was ruling the court during Dame time, the NBA Twitter rose up in awe.
There were a bunch of NBA players showing their excitement and amazement at Damian Lillard’s performance.
.@Dame_Lillard that’s all I have to says
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) June 2, 2021
DOLLA!!!!!! Somebody tell my guy Malone, DAME CAN BEAT YOU!!!
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) June 2, 2021
— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) June 2, 2021
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Apart from players, the fans were losing their sh*t after watching Dame’s performance as well.
— ♕GOLDEN (👁️👁️)♕ (@gldnhrtd1) June 2, 2021
Damian Lillard’s leaked search history during the game: pic.twitter.com/YjsR5ePyAd
— Adam Silver Burner🏀 (@HeatPlzWin) June 2, 2021
The insane thing about Damian Lillard highlights is that for the most part, people play GOOD D on him. He just drills it over the top of the outstretched hand, CONSISTENTLY.
— Reddishraven (@reddishraven) June 2, 2021
Damian Lillard and his Blazers now head home and prepare for Game 6. They need to buckle up, as their next game is a win-or-go-home. Nuggets take on the Blazers for Game 6 on Thursday.