Amazing slo-mo replay shows just how far away and how long Damian Lillard's series-winning shot was in the air

via Portland Trail Blazers/NBAAll people could do was watch Damian Lillard’s shot float in the air.

  • Damian Lillard hit an amazing, 37-foot buzzer-beater on Tuesday to help the Portland Trail Blazers eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • One amazing slo-mo angle of the shot shows how long it was in the air, as Lillard had time to back-pedal while fans eagerly watched the ball in flight.
  • Though Paul George called it a bad shot, Lillard was 5-for-5 on such shots this season.
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Damian Lillard hit the shot of the NBA playoffs on Tuesday, nailing a 37-foot three-pointer as time expired to help the Portland Trail Blazers eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The shot was the second series-winner of Lillard’s young career, and instantly an iconic moment, as he coolly walked away, waving the Thunder goodbye, as his teammates mobbed him.

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One slo-mo angle of the shot can give fans a whole new appreciation of the moment. Of course, a slo-mo video of a 37-foot shot lasts longer than, say, a 15-foot shot, but the amount of time in between Lillard’s release and the shot going in was truly amazing.

After the game, the Thunder’s Paul George called it a “bad shot,” which has some truth to it. Coaches aren’t drawing up 37-foot step-backs in game-deciding moments.

But for Lillard, it’s par for the course. He may be the NBA’s best deep shooter besides Stephen Curry. Lillard was 5-for-5 from 30 feet out in the postseason.

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Lillard and the Blazers will take on the winner of the Denver Nuggets-San Antonio Spurs series in the next round of the playoffs.

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