Terry Stotts was proud of the Blazers in Game 5 against the Los Angeles Lakers, despite the 131-122 loss.
Stotts said his players did their best, but eventually they ran out of time and could not remain alive in the series.
“As I said before the game, I thought we would compete and we did. I was really proud with how we played tonight but we ran out of gas. They could have cashed it in, but they didn’t,” Stotts said, via Aaron Fentress of The Oregonian.
The Blazers were forced to play Game 5 without their top star Damian Lillard, who was out with a knee injury.
Eventually, they lost the series 4-2 and got eliminated.