Whenever the Portland Trail Blazers need a bucket, all they have to do is get the leather to Damian Lillard. With a player like Lillard in the fold, it's just hard for the Blazers to not keep on relying on him on offense, especially with the kind of season he is having.

To further underscore how incredible Lillard's offense has been so far in the 2022-23 NBA season, he became just the first player since Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant in 2005-06 campaign to generate games with at least a 30, 40, 50, and 60 points.

That just screams “give him the ball and get out of his way” for the Blazers.

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However, Damian Lillard had a salty shooting night on Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers, scoring only 21 points on a 4-for-17 shooting from the floor in a 117-102 home loss to Russell Westbrook and company. If it helps him feel any better, Westbrook was only 3-for-12 for nine points and four turnovers.

In any case, that's not going to stop the Blazers from revolving around what Damian Lillard could do with the ball. He entered the Clippers game averaging 32.4 points on 46.7 field goal percentage and 37.7 percent shooting from behind the arc. Before the loss to the Clippers, Lillard had 41 points against the Boston Celtics last Friay at home and 38 in another defeat prior to that to the New York Knicks.

The Blazers are now on a six-game losing skid that they hope will finally get snapped on Wednesday versus the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.