The 4th quarter was once again Dame Time, as Lillard went to work in game 3 of the Blazers first round series against the Houston Rockets.
The 2014 NBA Playoffs started off with success for Portland, after winning the first two games on the road. With about 4 minutes left, however, Lillard’s Blazers were trailing by 5. On this play, Dame had an extra pep to his step as he dribbled the ball up the court. A quick left-to-right drive kept Houston Guard Jeremy Lin off-balanced, which had him fouling Lillard as he went up for a shot in the paint. With Dame practically on the ground, Lillard flipped a no-look shot over Lin and the rotating Dwight Howard. The ball floated in the air for what seemed like an eternity before falling straight through the net for the and-1.
The sneaker Lillard rocked for this crazy shot was the adidas Crazyquick 2. This shoe features a natural motion sole that allowed for court feel. This combined with a SprintFrame chassis to be low-to-the-ground with maximum support. Cushioning was minimal with EVA foam throughout the midsole. The mesh upper provided breathability, while also making the shoe light enough for quick movements.