What a start to the season for Portland.
With the game on the line in overtime, everyone in the building knew which Blazer was going to get the rock — Damian Lillard.
Denver certainly knew this but had Kenneth Faried trying to guard Lillard — Faried can’t keep up with him in space. Lillard drives to his left and can create enough space that he can use his right hand for the floater — Faried does a good job recovering and gets close, but the shot falls to put the Blazers up with 0.3 left. Ballgame.
This is a loss Denver will regret — it took a 9-0 Portland run at the end of regulation to force overtime, then the Blazers closed out the extra period with a 6-0 run for the win.