NBA News – Portland Trail Blazers

  NBA Lillard Sizzles with Career-Best 71 – Damian Lillard set franchise and career highs with 71 points, tied for the most in the NBA this season, and 13 3-pointers and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a two-game skid with a 131-114 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. Lillard tied Cleveland’s Donovan Mitchell for the most points in a game this season after Mitchell also scored 71 in a win over Chicago on Jan. 2. “I enjoy those moments in the game when I’m just going after people,” Lillard said, “when I’m in attack mode.” Lillard broke his own franchise mark of 61 points, which he’d done twice, on a 3-pointer with 4:42 left that also topped his previous career record for 3s, which was 11. Lillard’s 13 3-pointers were one shy of the NBA record set by Golden State’s Klay Thompson in 2018. Thompson’s Warriors teammate Stephen Curry (2016) and Chicago’s Zach LaVine (2019) also made 13 3s. Read more at:  https://nypost.com/2023/02/27/damian-lillard-pours-in-71-points-as-blazers-rout-rockets/  (AP

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