In the raucous postgame celebration, Lillard took the public address microphone and shouted "Rip City!" Portland, making its first playoff appearance since 2011, had been eliminated in the first round in its last six trips.
Dwight Howard's layup and foul shot put the Rockets up 96-94 before
at Dallas 113, San Antonio 111:
"Put all of our chips on the table and see what happens," said Ellis, whose three-pointer put Dallas ahead for good at 94-92.
The only other time these teams played a Game 7, Nowitzki had an improbable three-point play to force overtime in San Antonio in 2006. The Mavericks went on to win the second-round series and reached the
"Well, it's the ultimate thrill," said Nowitzki, who is 4-0 in Game 7s in his career. "Nothing matters anymore. Just this one game."
at Brooklyn 97, Toronto 83:
Despite appearing to hurt his left foot or ankle early in the third quarter, Williams dominated his matchup with
Game 7 is Sunday in Toronto, with the winner advancing to face the defending champion