- Only Kobe Bryant and Wilt Chamberlain have more 60-point games than Damian Lillard
- The Portland Trail Blazers guard scored 60 to lift the Blazers over the Utah Jazz
- The 32-year-old is now averaging 30.1 points per game in the NBA this season
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard made history after scoring a season-high 60 points against the Utah Jazz. His incredible performance saw the Blazers win 134-124.
The 32-year-old hit nine three-pointers to record the second-best performance in the NBA this season.
Lillard's performance also saw him join an elite company. Only Kobe Bryant and Wilt Chamberlain have more 60-point games in the NBA than the point guard.
The point guard has an incredible four career games of 60 points or more. He has scored 61 twice. Moreover, he has 14, 50-point games, tied with LeBron James for second most among active players, with James Harden leading with 23.
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The win eases concern about the Blazers, who were heavily criticized for their poor form. They are now 4-8 in their last 12 games. They sit 12th in the Western Conference with a 23-25 record, per ESPN.
Lillard is now averaging 30.1 points per game in the NBA this season. Here are fans reacting to Lillard's new milestone.
"He’s so good man, would be even better alongside Bron & AD."
"CURRY NEVER EVER DOING THIS."
"When you shoot 80 shots a game, you’re destined to make them all eventually."
"Blazers need to trade him it would be sweet to see them win with him, but the window is gone, this team needs to blow it up and build with simons."
"Somehow someway Dame gotta get a ring. The universe will see to it."
"Dame has officially passed curry all time."
Lillard trolled by Beverley
Lakers guard Patrick Beverley recently trolled Lillard during Blazers vs Lakers. The 34-year-old also brutally mocked Lillard's "Dame Time "signature.
He tapped on his wrist, miming if the watch was working then pretended to take it off and put it in his pocket. It was the moment of the match.
In that game, the Blazers blew a 25-point lead, which saw fans call for the team to be blown up.
Lillard becomes Blazers' all-time scorer
Sports Brief earlier reported on Lillard becoming Blazers' all-time scoring leader in December 2022.
Lillard passed Blazers great Clyde Drexler, who played for the Blazers between 1983 and 1995 and scored 18,040 points in 867 games.
Lillard is hoping to bring the NBA title to Portland and given how the current season is going, they have a way to go to be considered contenders.