CJ McCollum reacts to Damian Lillard’s game-winner after crazy Game 5
CJ McCollum took to Twitter in efforts to relive the whirlwind that was Game 5 at the Moda Center, as the Portland Trail Blazers dispatched the Oklahoma City Thunder after coming back from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit, capped by Damian Lillard’s late-game heroics.
Lillard, who had 34 points at the half, ultimately put the finishing touches on the game, knifing through the Thunder defense for an acrobatic lay-in and then uncorking a 37-foot bomb over the outstretched arm of Paul George to seal a 50-point performance and a Blazers 118-115 win in regulation.
Mannnn . Craziest game I’ve ever been apart of. Cold blooded. Logo trey from 40 feet for 50 piece and a series clincher 👌🏾 @Dame_Lillard #ripcity thank you @bosnianbeast27 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/LJ3t7JEwF0
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) April 24, 2019
McCollum, despite being marred by foul trouble, did have his part in the comeback — splashing three pull-up mid-range jump shots, a five-foot floater, and a long two-pointer to tie affairs at 113 with less than a minute left.
McCollum scored 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, going 5-of-6 from the floor with a blocked shot, for good measure.
However, it was indeed Dame Time when it came time to put a bow on this series, honoring the promise he had made to his team and his barber before suiting up for Game 5 against the Thunder.
Dame waved goodbye to OKC 💀 pic.twitter.com/WrrF3RgQ1j
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 24, 2019
The Blazers put away the Thunder efficiently in five games after suffering back-to-back sweeps out of the first round, now moving onto the next chapter as they seek a place for the Western Conference Finals.