Paul George is headed for his second consecutive first round playoff exit since joining the Thunder, thanks to Damian Lillard draining a stepback three in his eye from just inside the halfcourt logo, as time expired in Game 5.
Following the game, a salty Paul George wasn’t prepared to give Big Game Dame the full credit he deserved for the insta-classic dagger, but instead wanted to let it be known that Lillard took a bad shot. Let’s face it, George hasn’t done himself any favors at the podium this series by joining the Russell Westbrook “next question” chorus, and this isn’t the greatest look either.
Good thing George re-signed with OKC and tied his future to a declining Westbrook! Being trapped is fun.
Thunder’s Paul George on defending deep game-winner by Blazers’ Damian Lillard: “That’s a bad shot. I don’t care what anybody says. That’s a bad shot. But, hey, he made it. That story won’t be told, that it’s a bad shot. You live with that.” pic.twitter.com/21ueYAHHzY
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 24, 2019