The final seconds of overtime in the Nov. 6, 2008 battle between Portland and Houston were quite a rollercoaster of emotions.
Roy first hit a 21-foot jumper with 1.9 seconds left in overtime to put Portland up 98-96.
There are several highlights of this game online, but as PDX Timmay points out it's hard to find it in its entirety.
Whether it was Houston's Tracey McGrady and Yao Ming or Portland's Brandon Roy and Rudy Fernandez, there were many players in this game NBA fans loved to watch back in the day.
End of overtime in this one is must see…. and a chance to see Yao, McGrady, Roy and Rudy all in the same game. Read about it here as Roy admits a "bonehead" mistake. https://t.co/dVUu7jhZpJ— Dwight Jaynes (@dwightjaynes) May 5, 2020
Rudy was so quick. Fun to watch him weave around the off-ball picks and transition to his shot with ease.— Chris Burkhardt (@CBurkhardtNBCS) May 6, 2020
Honestly, I think his game was ahead of the NBA at that time.
Prime Rudy would be a perfect fit for today's NBA. #RipCity https://t.co/7c3qD4idvu
I miss Rudy... one of the best 3 point shooters the blazers ever had https://t.co/4jmVhry9OV— PettyPeach (@HaleyMannnn) May 6, 2020
Yao Ming is so big he makes Joel Pryzbilla look Steve Blake-sized.— Team Mom (@tcbbiggs) May 6, 2020
Ming was averaging 18.8 points while shooting 47 percent from the floor to go along with 10.3 rebounds through the first four games of the season.
Trail Blazers fans were also excited to see Channing Frye in a Blazers uni. And what about the Vanilla Gorilla? This 2008-09 squad had many fan favorites including Joel Przybilla.
Loved watching this team play!!!— Marva (@Marva2017555) May 6, 2020
When Ming completed an old fashioned three-point play to give Houston a 99-98 lead, Roy went to work with 0.8 seconds left in OT. He took the inbounds pass from Steve Blake, elevated from 30 feet and drained the three-pointer.
Roy finished the game going 6-for-18 from the field with 17 points as the Rose Garden crowd was treated to the thrilling two-point victory over the Rockets.
Roy had scored his second field goal of the game at the 3:05 mark of the third quarter to put the Blazers up 70-66.
Houston finished the game on a 19-7 run to rally back and force overtime. At the end of regulation, it was all tied up at 90.
Rewatching the Roy-game-winner had Rip City feeling a certain type of way.
There was and will always be so much love for B-Roy.
Brandon Roy: Good at basketball— My Full Name is Michael Francis Acker (@mikeacker) May 6, 2020
Top 10 greatest final 20 seconds of a game in NBA history.— Essssstéban 💅🏻 (@AustinParadise7) May 6, 2020
I'm fairly certain I woke my whole dorm floor up at 1 am after that shot💥— Roman (@r0_5o3) May 6, 2020
08-09 Brandon Roy was incredible. An absolute force that was so fun to watch. #RipCity— Jeff Workman (@jwks) May 6, 2020
B Roy just different— Beau (@BeauL83) May 6, 2020