No one was indifferent to Damian Lillard’s exhibition last night in the fifth game of the first-round playoff tie between the Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Oregon star scored 55 points and hit 12 3-pointers, although he could not avoid a 147-140 loss of his own after two overtimes that he forced himself with a pair of stratospheric 3-pointers.
The exhibit left their own and strangers speechless, to his teammates and rivals, to fellow professionals and even to the most experienced journalists in the NBA. The ‘Dame Time’ is the never seen, a real player who makes the impossible possible on a basketball court.
Lillard’s incredible night is perfectly summarized in the following audiovisual document:
The most advisable thing to enter the environment and live the true atmosphere of the feat, yes, it is see the whole game again (or at least from the last quarter to the end of the second overtime).
Lillard, asked about his feat, took away the iron for the defeat: “No matter. We lost the match. At this point the only thing that matters is that we cannot lose another in the tie. “