The shot alone is a worthy candidate for greatest buzzer-beater, but the surrounding circumstances elevate it to another level. Four things that resulted from this shot:
Damian Lillard became the only player ever to make two series-ending, buzzer-beating shots. Both came at home. The first was against the Rockets in 2014.
Lillard gave a wave colder than Revere Beach in January.
Lillard gave a look colder than Revere Beach in January.
Paul George evaluated his situation and said, yeah, I’m good, forcing his way to Los Angeles, forcing Russell Westbrook to force his way to Houston.
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Other candidates for greatest buzzer-beater ever:
Michael Jordan’s The Shot in 1989.
Michael Jordan’s Game 1 1997 Finals game-winner. (Points for MJ’s reaction.)
Robert Horry’s 2002 Game 5 WCF game-winner, which tied Kings-Lakers at 2-2.
John Stockton’s game-winner to send the Jazz to the Finals.
Jeff Malone’s behind-the-back game-winner. (Must-watch.)
Jeremy Lamb’s nonsensical halfcourt game-winner.
Dwyane Wade’s game-winning steal and 3-pointer combo.
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