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Social Media Explodes During Damian Lillard’s Historic Playoff Performance

Jun 1, 2021, 10:16 PM | Updated: 10:38 pm
Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers - Denver Nuggets - Game 5...
Damian Lillard (0) of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts to teammate Jusuf Nurkic (27) fouling out against the Denver Nuggets during a fourth quarter that would close at 121-121 to force overtime at Ball Arena on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
(Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Basketball fans and NBA players erupted on social media during former Weber State and current Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard’s historic playoff performance.

The Denver Nuggets hosted Lillard and the Blazers for Game 5 of their first round postseason series on Tuesday, June 1.

Lillard carried the Portland throughout the contest and forced overtime with a three-pointer during the final seconds of regulation.

Late in the overtime period, the former Wildcat sank another triple to send the game into double overtime.

Ultimately, Portland suffered a 147-140 loss in double overtime. The result gave Denver a 3-2 series lead.

Lillard ended the game with 55 points on 17-24 shooting, including 12-17 from downtown. He also had six rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, and three blocks in 52 minutes on the court.

His 12 three-pointers are a single-game record for an NBA Playoff game.

Dame Time Tweets

During Lillard’s spectacular showing, fans shared their excitement on social media.

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