Houston Rockets: Chandler Parsons Still Thinking About Damian Lillard’s Shot

By Michael Ma

May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard

Damian Lillard

(0) makes a three pointer at the buzzer over Houston Rockets forward

Chandler Parsons

(25) to win the game 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

After a couple of days to clear his mind, Chandler Parsons still can’t stop thinking about the play that ended the Houston Rockets’ season.

Speaking to the media Monday afternoon as Rockets players were at Toyota Center to clean out their lockers, there was one thing still  stuck in Parsons’ head:

“I keep thinking what we could have done differently, why didn’t I top block him and not let him come off. Why didn’t we switch. Why didn’t we have the guy on the ball facing the other way. Everything you break down and think, ‘What if we did this?’ At the end of the day, one play doesn’t cause a game and he hit a ridiculous shot. But we had chances all series long to win this series. That play is going to stick with us because that’s how it ended.”

Parsons gave the Rockets a 98-96 lead with .9 seconds left in Game 6 after grabbing an offensive rebound and laying it in. However, the Blazers drew up a great play and Lillard freed himself away from to drill a 3 as time expired.

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