Damian Lillard Makes History

Damian Lillard
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Damian Lillard Puts Up 71

Damian Lillard had an incredible first half in the game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets on Sunday. He scored 41 points in just 19 minutes, including eight three-pointers, and the crowd at the Moda Center went wild. Lillard tied with Kyrie Irving for the third-highest scoring half in NBA history, and only two other players have scored more points in a half. At the end of the game, Lillard racked up 71 points, tieing Donovan Mitchel’s NBA season-high from earlier in the season.

Lillard has been playing great all season, averaging 31.4 points per game and shooting well beyond the arc. He’s been one of the few bright spots for the Blazers, who are having a tough season and currently rank 12th in the Western Conference. But with Lillard leading the team, they still have a chance to make the playoffs. He also won the NBA 3-Point contest in Salt Lake City.

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