Get ready... Those goosebumps from last year's playoffs are coming back tonight!
May 12, 2019 was a day of celebration in Rip City.
CJ McCollum posted 37 points and added nine rebounds to lead the Trail Blazers over the Nuggets in Game 7 with Portland heading to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 19 years.
And we can’t forget about that chase-down swat from McCollum!
The Trail Blazers shooting guard’s a crucial chase-down block on Jamal Murray down the stretch that helped the Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 100-96.
''CJ McCollum showed why they have one of the best backcourts in the NBA. He put his team on his back and made big play after big play,'' Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said postgame.
The Blazers were down 48-39 at halftime.
Evan Turner was also clutch from the free throw line in the final seconds. He had 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter. Turner had scored just four points in the first six games of the series before his big Game 7 performance.
Fans, members of the media and players were ALL OF US watching Game 7 🙌— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) May 13, 2019
Here's a look at how Twitter reacted following the Portland Trail Blazers' Game 7 win over the Denver Nuggets 🔗https://t.co/ZD9dTRS8Jv #RipCity pic.twitter.com/JMXlXiNJKW
Now relive the magic tonight at 6pm on NBC Sports Northwest.
Starters for 2019 NBA Playoffs Game 7:
HOW TO WATCH Blazers vs. Nuggets
WHEN: Monday, March 30th at 6:00pm
Channel: NBC Sports Northwest, Channel 737 (Portland), 617 (Seattle)
Stream the game here.
NBC Sports Northwest is airing 12 Trail Blazers Classic Games over the next few weeks.
The full schedule can be found here.