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‘That’s a bad shot?’ Paul George says of Damian Lillard’s series-clinching triple


Miles Morales

Paul George called it a “bad shot,” but all he could do in the end, was to credit Damian Lillard, who sank a 37-footer to end Game 5 of the Portland Trail Blazers’ Western Conference first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The buzzer-beating triple sent social media ablaze and sent the Thunder as well to early summer vacation.

Lillard finished with 50 points in the 118-115 victory, as the Trail Blazers advanced to the second round after being swept in last year’s playoffs.

George, who guarded Lillard on that final shot, was asked in the postgame press conference if he could live with the results letting a player shoot a potential game-winner from that distance.

“Yeah, that’s a bad shot,” George, who finished with 36 points in the loss, said. “I don’t care what anyone says. That’s a bad shot. But he made it. That story will be told that it was bad shot and you have to live with it.”

Call it a bad shot, but Lillard will definitely have none of it and just laugh it off.

The Trail Blazers will face the winner of the Denver Nuggets–San Antonio Spurs series. Denver leads that series 3–2.