Damian Lillard sends Blazers to second round

Damian Lillard came around a screen and fired as the buzzer sounded. Was there any doubt with the collection of clutch shots Lillard has hit in his short career?

The Rockets were late contesting and that was that. Seems to be the way the whole series went.

Jeremy Lin missed an open 3-pointer late in the game the would have forced a Game Seven and allowed the Blazers the chance to steal the game.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 13 rebounds. Lillard had 25 points. James Harden awoke from his series-long shooting slumber with 34 points on 9-for-15 shooting. Dwight Howard had 26 points and 11 rebounds as Houston played a pretty good game.

The same problem happened as had been throughout the series. The Blazers knew how to close the game. The Rockets could not and they are out.

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