Damian Lillard was sensational tonight scoring 55 points and forcing multiple overtimes with his three pointers in the final seconds of a period, but still it wasn’t enough to beat the Denver Nuggets team in double classic overtime 147-140. The Denver team jumped early ahead with 14-1 and by 22 points early in the 2nd quarter but Dame time showed up big time and the only player to score 55 points along with his 10 assists in a playoff game brought the team back by his incredible shooting performance.
Denver led by 4 and had the ball with 20 seconds left in the regulation but a three pointer by C.J and game tying three pointer by Dame sent it to the overtime. Denver again had the lead of 8 with 1 minute remaining but the fierce plays by the Blazers and again the game tying 3 pointer by Dame sent it to double overtime. But this time the Nuggets really went ahead for good with big shots by Jokic and MPJ sealed the deal for Denver Jokic had 38 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 blocks followed by MPJ 26 points and 12 rebounds and a clutch shot in double OT.
This was just an unbelievable match to witness. Damian Lillard had one of the best individual performances in the history of NBA playoffs. Just an incredible freaking game. Hate to see losses. Both of these teams played their hearts out. Dame is an assassin. Dame was like superman when shooting 3’s in this game. The overtime comeback from Lillard single-handedly was just amazing to watch. He is probably one of the greatest shooters/scorers this game has everseen, especially down the clutch, those 3’s were just unreal to watch. His 55 points stats 17-24fg, 12-17 3pt,9-10 ft, 6 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal, 3 blocks and 1 turnover.
All the credit to Jokic. He played an unbelievable game. Though Lillard played out of his mind and set records, Jokic was just outstanding. He got everyone involved and made some great passes late in the game. The way he controls the game is insane. His vision and calmness in big situations is scary. He is like having a coach on the floor, facilitating on a different level. He sees the play develop 5 secs before anyone else on the floor. By the time he releases the ball he’s already played it out in his head unbelievable.
Joker!! Dame Time!! We could not ask for a better game. This is what the playoffs are all about! Historic! When an epic game! A candidate for the game of history.