On April 23, 2019, Damian Lillard’s buzzer-beater in Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs lifted the Portland Trail Blazers over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The shot capped a contentious series that featured plenty of trash talk. Lillard famously said after Game 5 that all he wanted was “the last word” following the Thunder’s mind games during the series, like mocking his wrist tap celebration and dunking at the end of Game 3 when the contest was already decided.
Let’s take a look back at all of the greatness from April 23, 2019:
Blazers and Thunder broadcasts
Fans react (seriously the best)
Highlights from Lillard’s 50-point night
NBA on TNT crew reacts
In-arena bird’s eye view of the last three possessions
Russell Westbrook and Paul George postgame interview
Damian Lillard postgame interview
What was your Game 5 viewing experience like? How did you react after Lillard’s game-winner? Feel free to share your memories in the comments.