Blazers star Damian Lillard’s crazy playoff 3-point record not even Stephen Curry has done before
Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers exploded in the opening half of Game 2 against the Denver Nuggets. With the Nuggets going up early, Dame turned on his jets and went absolutely nuts to help keep his team in the game. The 30-year-old made timely buckets in the first 24 minutes, knocking down a total of eight threes to an NBA Playoffs record of most threes in a single half (via NBA).
DAME TIES THE #NBAPLAYOFFS RECORD WITH 8 THREES IN A HALF!
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— NBA (@NBA) May 25, 2021
And no, it wasn’t Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry who held that record. Dame’s explosion in the opening half of Game 2 puts him tied with Toronto Raptors icon Vince Carter who did it back in 2001.
The Nuggets controlled the game early and were up by as much as 18. And, with the Blazers needing some buckets, who else was going to step up other than Dame Time? Lillard caught fire in the second quarter and knocked down six of his triples. It’s safe to say that he was on fire on Monday.
The six-time All-Star had 32 points in 22 minutes, shooting 8-of-11 from deep. He’s now just two threes away from tying his playoff high of 10 threes and just three away from tying the all-time NBA Playoffs record of most threes in a single game by none other than Klay Thompson. With a full half left to play, don’t be surprised if Lillard shoots his way to the record books with a historic Game 2 performance.
With the Blazers up 1-0 in this seven-game series, look for Lillard to do whatever he can to try and give his team a huge 2-0 lead as they go back home to Portland for games three and four.