Damian Lillard decided he wanted to call the series on Tuesday night.

The four-time All-Star did just that, nailing a three-pointer from near midcourt at the buzzer over the outstretched arms of Paul George and boom goes the dynamite. That bucket gave the Portland Trail Blazers the 118-115 victory in Game 5 and eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder from the 2019 NBA playoffs.

Not only did the bucket send Portland on to the next round but also gave Lillard a postseason career high 50 points, 34 of which came in the first half. He also recorded seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in 45 minutes of action.

Lillard joins Bob Cousy, Bob Pettit, Wilt Chamberlain, Sam Jones, Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley as the only players to score 50 or more points during a series clinching victory.

Ironically, it was Lillard who drilled a buzzer beating three-pointer with 0.9 seconds left in Game 6 of the opening round of the 2014 playoffs when the Trail Blazers eliminated the Houston Rockets.

This is the first time that Portland has advanced to the second round since 2016 after being swept in the first round the last two seasons. They will take on either the Denver Nuggets or San Antonio Spurs.