Damian Lillard becomes third player in NBA history with 1500+ points, 400+ assists in each of first 5 seasons
By finishing their game against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday with 19 points, six rebounds, seven assists, and three steals, the 26-year-old Weber State product was able to reach the 1,500 points and 400 assists plateau once again for the fifth consecutive season. The feat allowed him to become just the third player in league history to achieve it, joining LeBron James and Oscar Robertson in the elite club.
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Lillard is having himself another solid campaign with career-high averages of 26.7 points and 4.9 rebounds, to go along with 5.8 assists in 35.8 minutes per game.
More importantly, he is leading the way for the Blazers who have now overtaken their opponents on the night for eighth place in the tough Western Conference. His strong play has been instrumental to how his team has bounced back from their slow start this year and have won 12 of their last 15 games. It may also seem like Lillard has a chip on his shoulders as he wants to prove his doubters wrong for not naming him an All-Star, despite his impressive stats and how he’s turned around Portland’s fortunes the past two seasons.