Damian Lillard was tighten to a career-high 52 points on Sunday, though a Miami Heat double-teamed him on his final few touches of a Trail Blazers‘ 115-104 win. As a result, Lillard didn’t set a new personal best – or a group record for treys – though he did measure 49 points and tied his best-ever sum (and a authorization mark) with 9 3-pointers in a game.
In attack his 1,000th career trey, Lillard also became a initial Portland actor to do so, and usually a second in NBA story to strech 1,000 threes in his initial 5 seasons (Klay Thompson is a other).
It was another fit night for Lillard, who shot 67 percent from a building and was ideal from a free-throw line (12-for-12).
In fact, Lillard is ideal from a ribbon over his final 5 games and has missed usually 4 of 79 tainted shots in March. The Blazers are 8-2 during a month, and after Sunday’s win inched within a diversion of a eighth-place Denver Nuggets in a Western Conference.