Dame Time Not Enough – Takeaways From Game Five Between The Portland Trail Blazers And Denver Nuggets

Late heroics by an absolutely superhuman Damian Lillard were not enough, and now the Portland Trail Blazers face elimination.

Lillard scored a Trail Blazers playoff record 55 points, but it was not enough in a 147-140 double-overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets.  Lillard also set an NBA playoff record with 12 made threes as he single-handedly erased a nine-point overtime deficit, but it was all for naught.  The series returns to the Rose City with the Blazers trailing three games to two.

Here are the takeaways from Game Five:

Covington Steps Up

Robert Covington has struggled in the series but made a determined quest to get Portland back into

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