Damian Lillard 82 points game: How the Blazers star made history
On February 27, 2023, Damian Lillard scored a career-high and franchise-record 71 points in a 131-114 win over the Houston Rockets. Lillard’s performance was one of the most electrifying in NBA history, and it cemented his status as one of the greatest scorers of all time.
Lillard’s night to remember
Lillard started the game off hot, scoring 19 points in the first quarter. He continued to pour it on in the second quarter, scoring 20 points and giving the Blazers a 66-50 lead at halftime.
Lillard’s scoring spree continued in the third quarter, as he scored 17 points and extended the Blazers’ lead to 20. He finished the game with 71 points, 13 three-pointers, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Lillard’s historic performance
Lillard’s 71 points are the most by a Trail Blazer player in franchise history. They are also the most points scored by a player in a game since Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in 2006.
Lillard is just the eighth player in NBA history to score 70 or more points in a game. He is also the first player in NBA history to score more than 70 points in under 40 minutes.
How Lillard made history
Lillard’s 82-point game was one of the most incredible scoring performances in NBA history. He was unstoppable from all over the court, and he made it look easy.
Lillard’s ability to shoot from anywhere on the court is what makes him so dangerous. He can hit step-back threes from 30 feet out, and he can also finish at the rim.
Lillard is also a great passer and ball-handler. He is able to create his own shot, and he can also make his teammates better.
Damian Lillard’s 82 point game was one of the most historic performances in NBA history. He cemented his status as one of the greatest scorers of all time, and he showed the world why he is one of the most exciting players to watch.