May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) makes a three pointer at the buzzer over Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) to win the game during the fourth quarter in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: Damian Lillard's game-winner (Video)

The Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers have played in a series that should probably be considered one of the all-time greats.

Every game, with the exception of the Rockets’ 108-98 win in Game 5 came down to the wire including two overtime games (Games 1 and 4), which were both won by the Blazers.

Friday night’s Game 6 was nothing different.

With the Blazers holding an 85-83 lead, the Rockets outscored the Blazers 13-9 with Dwight Howard scoring all 13 points.

With the Blazers up 96-94, Nicolas Batum hit a tough shot to tie things up 96.

The Rockets got the ball back and it appeared as though Damian Lillard had the ball after a Howard miss, but it was ruled he was not established in-bounds before getting the ball, so the Rockets retained possession. They isolated James Harden, but his shot rimmed out. Chandler Parsons got the rebound and put it back with 0.9 seconds left.

The Blazers called timeout and head coach Terry Stotts called a double screen for Lillard, who came around both and got a great look from beyond the arc. He buried it and the Blazers advanced to the second round.

 

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