The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Warriors for the first time in their best-of-seven series on Saturday, 120-108. Despite both Draymond Green and Klay Thompson scoring at least 35 points each, Lillard's 40 points and 10 assists lifted the Blazers to victory. In the process of his play, he became the first Blazer since Clyde Drexler in 1992 to record such a performance:
Damian Lillard is the 1st Blazer with 40 Pts and 10 Ast in a playoff game since Clyde Drexler in 1992. pic.twitter.com/w7AtTYJv8v
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 8, 2016
Perhaps most impressive was that Lillard went 8-of-13 from beyond the arc. Considering Stephen Curry could make a return as soon as Game 4, the dynamic point guard will likely have to keep up this type of performance if Portland is to upset the 73-9 Warriors in this series.