Damian Lillard joins exclusive list with second 60-point game
Damian Lillard went nuts on Monday night leading his Portland Trail Blazers to a 129-124 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors.
Lillard was great from long range and made all his free throws while scoring a franchise record 61 points in the ballgame. This marked Lillard’s second career 60-point game (his first came in November against Brooklyn).
Lillard joins Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, James Harden and Elgin Baylor as the only players in NBA history with more than one 60-point game.
Damian Lillard is the 6th player in NBA history with multiple 60-point games.
They are the only two 60-point games in @trailblazers history.
His 61 points are a new franchise record. pic.twitter.com/HOpw8eGj34
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 21, 2020
That’s some exclusive company.
Lillard was 17/37 from the field, 11/20 on threes, and went 16/16 from the line. He entered the game sixth in the league with 27.1 points per game this season.
This particular bucket stood out:
DAME. TIME. pic.twitter.com/kdlcqMZPxE
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 21, 2020