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CJ McCollum reacts to Damian Lillard’s game-winner after crazy Game 5

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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.

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.

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.