Le’Veon Bell reacts to Damian Lillard’s game-winner over Thunder
Portland Trail Blazers superstar point guard Damian Lillard treated us with one of the most memorable playoffs game-winners of all time with his amazing step-back 3-pointer to close out his team’s first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
This astounding game-winner left a lot of people impressed, and this included New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell, who took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Lillard’s jaw-dropping shot:
THE STEP BACK 3 for the game @Dame_Lillard 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 omgggggg!!!!!
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) April 24, 2019
Bell pretty much captured everyone’s reaction from Lillard’s shot here. The Blazers All-Star guard took a pretty bad shot (for most players) from way beyond the 3-point line, and the moment it went in, the entire basketball world was in a collective state of shock.
Aside from his game-winning heroics, Lillard also dropped a playoff career-high 50 points on 17-of-33 shooting. He carried the offensive load for the Blazers in this one, as he also accounted for 10 3-pointers, seven rebounds, six assists, three steals, and a block in 45 minutes of action.
As for the Thunder, the duo of Russell Westbrook (29 points, 11 rebounds, 14 assists) and Paul George (36 points, nine rebounds) went all out for their squad, but at the end of the day, they had no answer for Lillard’s amazing performance.
After winning the series 4-1, the Blazers will now advance to the second round of the playoffs. They will face the winner of the Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs series, which is currently at 3-2 in favor of the second-seeded Nuggets.
Lillard has done extremely well to bounce back from last season’s playoffs disappointment, and he will be looking to carry this same momentum into the second round.