"The Basketball Gods looked out for us," Wes Matthews said. "I don't know if they blew the coverage or what."
"We got as good of a look as we were going to get," Lillard said.
There was no panic. He didn't waste any time, but he didn't race either. The catch became the turn and the turn became the square up and the square up became the release and the release became the flick follow-through.
"His demeanor was never that of a rookie," Matthews said. "His age, he always played with a swagger or an edge. It speaks for itself."
Watch Damian Lillards buzzer beater here.
In the end the entire team, bench included, had a role to play and played it well. Damian's shot sealed the deal.