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NBA players take to Twitter in awe of Damian Lillard's performance as Blazers defeat Nets in a thriller

The Portland Trail Blazers' must-win game against the Brooklyn Nets went down a nail-biting final possession.

As the final horn sounded, Caris LeVert had missed his potential game-winning jumper, helping the Blazers seal the eighth seed in the West with the 134-133 win. The 6'6" wing finished with 37 points and nine assists, knocking down big shots down the stretch.

In response, Portland's All-Star Damian Lillard continued his tear as he finished with 42 points (13-of-22 FG; 8-of-14 3P) and 12 assists in 44 minutes of action. CJ McCollum provided great support, contributing 25 points, while playing some valuable defence on that critical final possession.

The pressure-packed game had everybody on the edge of their seats for most of the fourth quarter, including the Nets and Blazers' NBA peers.

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