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Damian Lillard sets Blazers record, becomes 6th player with multiple 60-point games

Damian Lillard, Blazers

There’s not a lot of reasons to value the Portland Trail Blazers as a playoff threat, but Damian Lillard’s on-court performance against the Golden State Warriors was nothing short of fantastic. It was a masterful display of pure scoring that has become hard to come by.

Moreover, this outing of his puts him in an incredible group of people. ESPN Stats & Info reported that Dame Time is the sixth player with multiple 60-point games after posting 61 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists in a narrow escape against the Dubs.

Moreover, Marc J. Spears of ESPN noted that Damian Lillard joins some of the best point guards to score at least 50 points and make 11 three-point shots in one game. The names in the list will make you think if Lillard is already in the Hall of Fame conversation.

Damian Lillard is one of the only reasons why the Blazers are a great team to watch at the moment. He’s doing much of the heavy lifting while CJ McCollum and Carmelo Anthony are providing ample support with their scoring. Unfortunately for him, the rest of the Portland roster are yet to step up and help the Blazers win in the competitive landscape of the Western Conference.

Damian Lillard has put up incredible numbers in his quest to get to the playoffs. He’s averaging career-highs in points (27.1 ppg) and assists (7.6) through 42 games. He’s solely the man who’s keeping the Blazers from becoming the favorites to get the first overall pick of the 2020 Draft.

Of course, the season is still long, and the Blazers can still make trades to help the team. Until those changes happen, Blazers fans hope that Damian Lillard will be able to keep up this level of production for the remainder of the season. He will have to continue to carry Portland if the Blazers are to make the playoffs due to a strong second half.