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VIDEO: Damian Lillard drills incredible buzzer-beater to oust Rockets

Damian Lillard is a beast, and he showed as much when he drilled this beautiful look off a curl to lift the Portland Trail Blazers past the Houston Rockets in the opening round of the 2014 NBA playoffs. 

What stands out is just how good of a look this was for Dame, especially since he was the most likely player to get the ball. 

The Blazers looked like they were set for a trip to Houston in a Game 7 when Chandler Parsons came up with a loose ball beneath the basket and topped it off with a brilliant finish to put the Rockets up by two with less than a second remaining. 

That’s when Lillard did his magic. 

Head coach Terry Stotts also deserves credit for drawing this one up. Again, the spacing here was incredible and despite Lillard’s speed and elusiveness, there was a lot of space to get this shot off under the circumstances. 

Here’s the shot from a different angle, courtesy of Ben Golliver of BlazersEdge:

And a look from courtside: 

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Michael C. Jones is the managing editor and founder of Sports Out West and a Southern California-based sports journalist. His work is also regularly featured on Yahoo! Sports and SB Nation. You can catch up with him on Twitter: @MikeJonesTweets.