The dust has settled on Damian Lillard’s 37-foot shot that advanced the Trail Blazers past the Thunder in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. The action has shifted to the Western Conference Semifinals, but that didn’t stop Patrick Beverley from sharing his thoughts on Paul George’s critique of Lillard’s shot selection.
In an interview with NBA.com’s Khari Arnold, the Clippers’ point guard had this exchange regarding Lillard’s shot.
NBA.com: Speaking of Paul George, he called that epic shot by Damian Lillard a bad shot. Lillard called it bad defense. Where do you stand?
Beverley: Man, Dame’s been shooting them shots since he’s been in the NBA. And all the shots Paul George shoots are tough shots anyways, so it’s funny that he argues about bad shots when he makes all the toughest shots that players can’t make. Him and KD.
Beverley, who was a member of the Rockets team that suffered a similar fate, was asked if Lillard’s game winner evoked familiar emotions.
NBA.com: You were on that Rockets team when Lillard hit that other series-ending buzzer-beater a few years ago. When you saw the one he made against OKC were you like, “wow, Déjà vu”?
Beverley: That’s the same thing I said. (I remember being) on the court, watching the ball go through the net.
Beverley touches on a wide range of topics in his interview with Arnold. You can read the full article at NBA.com.