Damian Lillard has shown again and again he's got ice in his veins.
Portland was two things with 6.2 seconds remaining. On a hop ball in their side of this courtroom, Robert Covington was able for the ball to Lillard.
"I feel this one is unique because in such circumstances, where we're down five with that I believe 11 seconds left, these are moments in which the winning group believes they have the match pretty much wrapped up and the opposing group is frustrated," Lillard said following the match.
"(The training team ) will tell you I'm the very ambitious individual on the planet. They just take me out once we are down 10 with 15 seconds left and I'm coming from this match (ticked) off. Inside my mind, I perform each circumstance how we could somehow come out on top. This is unique because it generally never works out the way I view it in my mind "
The Bulls blew a five-point guide with 32.1 minutes remaining. In regards to the hop ball, Bulls coach Billy Donovan said he believed the whistle blew too premature.
"It had been about as fast as a hop rope as I've ever observed. You can not challenge that. I didn't believe it was a great call at the time," he explained. "Listen, we must be more powerful in these scenarios. I could have helped a bit more by perhaps calling a timeout to advance the ball."
Portland transferred to 10-8 with the triumph.
Chicago transferred to 7-11 with the reduction.