Then, just to push the dagger in even further, Lillard waved good-bye to the Thunder and their fans.
Lillard explained after the game the reason for the wave.
“The series was over. I was just waving goodbye to ’em,” Lillard told the media. “…and I think after Game Three, you know, they Dennis Schröder was out there pointing to his wrist, they was out there doing all these celebrations and doing all this stuff and we kept our composure… and after one win that was what they decided to do and we was just like, ‘Okay what we want to do is win four games and then we know when we win those four games is not gonna be nothing to talk about, so, that’s what that was.”
Also following the game, the man who was guarding Lillard when he hit the deep-three to win the series, Paul George, was asked about the shot and he wasn’t impressed.
“That’s a bad shot. I don’t care what anybody says, that’s a bad shot. But, hey, he made it,” said George. “That story won’t be told, that it is a bad shot. You live with that.”
For the record, the game was tied and Lillard was 5-for-5 from 30-plus feet in the series. So was it really a bad shot?
Lillard’s short and sweet reaction to George’s quote and other NBA players’ reaction to his shot pretty much sums the whole thing up.