Damian Lillard ties Clyde Drexler for most 30-10 games in Blazers history
Portland Trail Blazer guard Damian Lillard has been setting new franchise marks of late. On Wednesday, he reached another plateau after tying Clyde Drexler in one of the franchise’s records.
The Blazers came away with a convincing win over the Dallas Mavericks that night, with Lillard scoring 33 points and dishing out 12 assists in 30 minutes of action.
As Joe Freeman of The Oregonian pointed out, Dame’s 30-point, 10-assist outing was his 19th career 30-10 game. That mark equal the Blazers’ franchise record for that rare double-double stat line set by Drexler back in the 90s.
Just last week, Damian Lillard became Portland’s second-highest scorer in team history. He surpassed his former teammate LaMarcus Aldridge for that distinction in a shorter amount of time, and he’s also on-pace to break Drexler’s mark atop the franchise all-time scoring list if he remains a Blazer througout his NBA career.
At just 28 years of age, the four-time All-Star still has plenty of years left to break all sorts of records not just in Portland, but quite possibly the entire history of the NBA itself.
Lillard is having yet another fantastic campaign thus far. If the 2018-19 season were to end today, it would mark his fourth-straight season averaging at least 25 points and six assists per game.
Portland will continue to ride Lillard’s hot hand en route to another postseason berth. The Blazers are looking for their sixth consecutive playoff appearance, and their superstar point guard is the main reason why they’ve sustained this level of success.