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Video: Blazers’ Damian Lillard silences Thunder with buzzer-beater in Game 5

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Damian Lillard turned on ‘Dame Time’ and hit the game-winning 3-pointer to help the Portland Trail Blazers close out the series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

With the game tied at 115-all and with only 4.2 seconds left on the clock, Lillard took matters into his own hands and drained the deep 3-pointer over Paul George.

The Thunder came out roaring in the payoff period after trailing for the most part of the game. In fact, the Blazers went down by as much as 15 points midway through the fourth quarter.

However, Portland battled back and managed to bring the game down to the wire, with Damian Lillard eventually stepping up and ending the Thunder’s hopes of extending the series.

Lillard scored 34 points in the first half of the game, breaking multiple franchise records along the way. He finished with 50 points, seven rebounds and six assists. He also had three steals and a block in the crucial showdown.

Remarkably, his 50-point outing sets a new Blazers record for most points in a playoff game. He broke LaMarcus Aldrdige’s previous record of 46 points, which he set in 2014.

Lillard and Co. will now wait for their second round opponents, which could either be the Denver Nuggets or the San Antonio Spurs. The Nuggets lead the series against the Spurs 3-1.