VIDEO: Dame Lillard sends game to OT with familiar inbounds play.
LILLARD forces OT – scores 40 to Key Blazers Win over OKC ( espn.go.com )
Rapid Reaction : Show em who’s Boss ( CSNNW.com )
Tonight’s Player of the Game: Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard has recorded the third 40-point game of his career and second in the past five days.
Damian Lillard joins James Harden and LeBron James as the only NBA players with multiple 40-point games this season.
Portland’s 23 wins are tied for fifth-most all-time by the Trail Blazers through 30 games (27-3 in 1990-91 is best through 30 games).
Damian Lillard is the first NBA player with 40+ points, 10+ assists and 8+ 3-pointers since Antoine Walker (1/17/01 at SAC).
LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard combined to score Portland’s last 22 points in regulation.
Portland ended regulation on a 13-3 run in just 1:32.
Last 5 min and OT: Lillard: 4/7 FG, 18 points. Westbrook: 4/9 FG, 9 points. Lillard and Aldridge scored 30 of final 37 POR pts.
Stotts says it wasn’t the *same* play as Game 6, “but it looked similar”
I’ll tweet this again: That was not the Game 6 0.9 play. G6 didn’t have a cross screen to free the first guy in the stack along the baseline
“It shows the type of character we have on this team.” – Coach Stotts
“Our team never quits. We believe we can win every game, regardless of the situation.” – Stotts
Dorell Wright advanced stats guru: “We shoot a lot of threes. We’ve always got a chance.”
“The thing about Dame is Dame is about winning.” – Terry Stotts
T-Rob sums up Dame in one quote: “He was raised by ice.”
Aldridge said there was a lot of “unnecessary” play from the Thunder tonight, specifically the scratch on his face, scratches on his back
LaMarcus Aldridge is the third player in team history to collect 5,000 rebounds (Drexler, Kersey).