May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) reacts after hitting the game winning shot against the Houston Rockets 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

As A Rockets Fan, Which Shot Was More Heartbreaking?


 

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Damian Lillard’s Game 6 buzzer-beater crushed the Houston Rockets hopes and dreams of contending for a championship, but it wasn’t the first time the Rockets ended their season on a 3-pointer at the buzzer in the playoffs.

 

 

Lillard’s shot marked the first time in 17 years that a playoff series ended with a buzzer-beater. The last time? In 1997 when John Stockton drained a 3 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against the Rockets.

 

 

The Rockets at that time had just traded for Charles Barkley to form a future Hall-of-Fame trio along with Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon in hopes of recapturing the title they had just won in 2 of the last 3 seasons. The chase, however, fell just short in the conference finals as the image of Stockton and the rest of the Utah Jazz celebrating on the floor of The Summit after his buzzer-beater still resonates in Rockets lore.

So let’s hear it, which shot hurts more? Lillard’s or Stockton’s?

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  • Connor

    Stockton’s big time. It prevented us from getting to the championship and stopped Houston’s title contention. While this last one just stopped this playoff run when we weren’t even supposed to reach the championship. Also this team has more of a future.

  • Greg Hill

    Due to his shot taking place on the road in the conference finals it has to be John Stockton.

  • Lucas Daniel Uribe

    Yup has to be John Stockton. Hitting a 3 on the road is just down right a BANG (Mike Breen voice)

  • Fuck u

    I hope they both die ESPECIALLY LILLARD THAT LIL FAGGOT FUCKER I HATE HIM SO MUCH SOMEONE PLEASE MURDER HIM GEEZUS LORD O GAWD LIL SEAN VOICE HOE SHUT THE FUK UP

  • SolitaireX3 .

    that ‘terrific’ screen was sure moving a hellofa lot. lol illegal screens making game winners.. refs seem to let these slide in the last seconds far too often.