Odell Beckham Jr. reacts to Damian Lillard’s game-winner over Thunder
‘Twas the shot heard around the world. Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard sank the collective hearts of the Oklahoma City Thunder with a deep, series-clinching 3-pointer to book their ticket to the second round of the NBA Playoffs in dramatic fashion.
With the game tied at 115 and the clock winding down, Logo Lillard pulled up from nearly 37 feet and drained the unreal game-winner over the outstretched arms of Paul George to knock off the Thunder in five games.
Many personalities on Twitter could not believe what they just witnessed, including Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who aptly gave Lillard a new monicker with what he just did to Oklahoma City:
DISRESPECTFUL DOLLLLLA ……
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) April 24, 2019
The audacity of that man to pull off a step-back 3 from that far off.
That shot will go down as arguably the most disrespectful game-winner in NBA history. To add salt to the wound, Dame Dolla celebrated by waving Oklahoma City’s season goodbye.
It was the perfect ending to cap off a masterful performance for the three-time All-NBA guard. Damian Lillard scored a playoff career-high 50 points on 17-of-33 shooting — including a franchise-record 10 3-pointers — to lead Portland in its come-from-behind 118-115 Game 5 victory.
Oklahoma City pulled ahead by 15 points with over seven minutes remaining in the game. But Portland charged back as Lillard and CJ McCollum made key plays to eventually tie the game with just under a minute left.
Paul George made a free-throw line jumper to put the Thunder up two with 39 seconds remaining. Lillard tied it again at 115-all. Russell Westbrook botched a layup on the following possession and left 18 seconds on the clock for Lillard to perform Dame Time.
The Blazers will face the winner of the Denver Nuggets-San Antonio Spurs series in Round 2.