Damian Lillard Sends Portland to 2nd Round with Game-Winning 3 at the Buzzer

Adam Fromal@fromal09National NBA Featured ColumnistMay 3, 2014

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"Where amazing happens" has rarely been a better motto. 

A frantic finish between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers resulted in plenty of highlights, starting with Chandler Parsons finding himself in the right place at the right time. Well, almost at the right time.

Surely that put-back on a James Harden miss would result in yet another Game 7 during this undeniably epic first round of the NBA playoffs, but Parsons made the fatal mistake of leaving 0.9 seconds on the clock. 

And Damian Lillard was on the other team. 

Don't ever try to argue that the second-year point guard has anything but ice water flowing through his veins. 

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Talk about a memorable way to win your first playoff series. Maybe that's what he was telling Dwight Howard

If your heart isn't racing after that finish (even if you're only watching the highlights), seek medical attention.

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