The Portland Trail Blazers won Game 7 against the Denver Nuggets in frenetic fashion yesterday afternoon.
The thrilling finish was celebrated by Portland fans all over the world as the Blazers broke a 19-year Western Conference Final drought.
One of those fans was team owner Jody Allen, who was in attendance at Pepsi Center.
Allen, who did not attend a regular season game this season, has spoken sparingly about the team she took ownership of after the death of her brother Paul in October.
However, her passion for the Blazers shone through in a postgame Tweet by CJ McCollum showing Allen celebrating with the team, including an embrace with Damian Lillard.
#RipCIty pic.twitter.com/KNVV71NwR4— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) May 13, 2019
After the game Evan Turner also paid tribute to Allen and the impact she had on the team.
“It was big time, she’s been here to support us many times before.”
“I think it’s great for Jody to be able to support us and do all that great stuff and obviously this win was just as much for her as it is for everyone back in Portland.”
The Blazers open their Western Conference Final campaign against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland at 6pm on Tuesday.