Rockets had it. Just 0.9 seconds away from nabbing Game 6 in Portland, and heading back to a raucous Houston crowd and home court advantage in Game 7.
Then Damian Lillard broke free for the inbounds pass and jacked up a three at the buzzer.
Lillard, a second year guard out of Weber State, again proved why he’s already an NBA superstar at age 23 — 25 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block, 6 of 10 from downtown. Portland 99, Houston 98. The Blazers will now face the winner of tomorrow’s Mavs-Spurs Game 7.
In the meantime, as a primer for today’s big G7s, let’s get to all the kicks action from Friday night including Dame’s Crazyquick 2s, Mo Williams and DeMar DeRozan getting some run in the Nike Kobe 9 EM “Black/Cement,” Jeremy Lin’s Houston-vibed adidas Crazyquick 2 Low, Monta revisiting Jordan 8.0, and plenty more…