This postseason we have been blessed with some of the most incredible and defining moments in the history of the NBA. In fact, we have been so #blessed that we have MULTIPLE series clinching last second shots to choose from and in spirit of fandom, we ask - who did it better?
Damian Lillard, step-back 37-footer over Paul George to clinch a 4-1 series win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, AKA “The Bad Shot.”
The Shot & The Wave: Blazers’ Damian Lillard waves the Thunder out of the Moda Center after deep game-winner pic.twitter.com/OBFvgDCgo2— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 24, 2019
Kawhi Leonard, pull up fallaway corner three over Joel Embiid to clinch a series in a Game 7 at the buzzer (the first time in history).
The first game-winning field goal at the buzzer in a Game 7 in #NBAPlayoffs history!@kawhileonard CALLS SERIES in #PhantomCam! #TissotBuzzerBeater #ThisIsYourTime #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/XbiDyYqxK1— NBA (@NBA) May 13, 2019
Clearly there is going to be a slight bit of bias in the purely scientific polling here, but each of these magnificent shots should be measured and graded objectively on its greatness. So, who did it better? Damian Lillard over Paul George to secure the first round series win over the Thunder or Kawhi Leonard over Joel Embiid to lock it up for the Raptors and send them to the Eastern Conference Finals?