Brandon Roy went from playing just eight minutes and shedding tears after a game two loss to the Dallas Mavericks to scoring 24 points and being the hero in a memorable game four victory. The series is tied at two.
Portland missed its first 14 shots of the third quarter and fell behind by 23 points at home, and a 3-1 series deficit appeared inevitable. Then Roy, Portland’s hobbled superstar – he has no cartilage in either knee – took over, scoring 18 points in the fourth quarter to cap one of the best playoff rallies in NBA history. Roy’s 4-point play tied the game and his bank shot on a runner with :40 left won the game. Jason Terry got a good 3-point look for the win, but missed.