Portland Trail Blazers

Social media reacts to Blazers-Nuggets 4OT Game 3 again and... all the feels

Portland Trail Blazers

Now that was fun!

It was sixty-eight minutes of basketball that became an instant classic last season. 

And really how great was it re-watching the Trail Blazers and Nuggets quadruple-overtime Game 3 from May 3rd of last year?

As if watching the game again wasn't exciting enough, it was also fun seeing Trail Blazers shooting guard Anfernee Simons takeover the Trail Blazers Twitter account.

 

It’s hard to believe that it has been 13 days since the NBA was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Not surprising -- Trail Blazers fans were elated to watch their hometown team once again.  

And, we all learned that the youngster Simons was kind enough to teach Rodney Hood such a nice floater. [Insert laughing/crying emoji here].

With Denver winning the season series last year against Portland, 3-1 and all four games were decided by single digits, it shouldn't have been shocking that these two would play extra basketball. 

But, seeing the injured Zach Collins (left shoulder) and Rodney Hood (left Achilles) on the court was giving Rip City all the feelings.

 

Trail Blazers fans were also missing the team chemistry and continuity.

And what about the Enes Kanter and Nikola Jokic battles?

Jokic finished with 33 points and played the most minutes out of anyone with 65 minutes. He also had 18 rebounds and 14 assists. 

 

While Kanter held his ground. The Blazers starting center had 18 points and on 8-of-16 shooting to go along with 15 rebounds.

Kanter's three-point highlight video even got a retweet from Kanter! See even the former players were happy to look back at this game.

There were also plenty of #3J moments as well. CJ McCollum led all scorers with 41 points. It was late in the game and in the overtime periods when McCollum was in total takeover mode. He also added eight rebounds and four assists.

And on Tuesday night, everybody was showing their appreciation for McCollum's Game 3 performance. 

 

You can’t forget about Headband Moe though. Maurice Harkless finished with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds.

 

 

But, let’s be honest the tweets were coming in hot down the stretch and into the FOUR overtimes.

 

Trail Blazers fans were reliving all the nerves of this one. 

Playing in a quadruple overtime game, the minds and legs were starting to go… And then… It was a fresh Rodney Hood to the rescue who led the final charge coming off the bench in the final OT to boost Portland to a 140-137 victory.

 

 

Hoodie finished with 19 points on an efficient 6-of-8 shooting. Hood had scored 16 points total in Portland's first round series against Oklahoma City. 

 

But in watching the re-air, it was just nice to see him out on the court, period.