Lillard drilled a game-winning three-pointer from well beyond the arc to clinch the Portland Trail Blazers' 118-115 victory in Tuesday's Game 5 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Portland won the series 4-1 thanks largely to his efforts, as he poured in 50 points in the final contest and didn't back down from Westbrook throughout the series.
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"There's been a lot a talk, a lot of back and forth, and that was the last word," Lillard said, per Royce Young of ESPN.
The back-and-forth between Lillard and Westbrook served as a central storyline for much of the series, as the two All-Star point guards consistently trash-talked each other, played with a physical approach and got into scraps for loose balls. Westbrook was particularly boisterous near the end of OKC's lone win in Game 3.