NBA: Top 4 highest-scoring games of Damian Lillard's career
Damian Lillard was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2012 NBA draft with the 6th overall pick. Lillard and CJ McCollum are one of the best back courts in the league today and the Portland Trail Blazers are currently at the fifth place in the Western Conference Standings.
The 3-time All-Star is one of the most reliable scorers in the league and has carried the Trail Blazers to five straight playoffs appearances. He is averaging 27.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game this season. In this article, let us take a look at some of his highest-scoring games in the NBA so far.
#4 50 at Sacramento Kings, February 9, 2018
Stat line: 50 points, 1 rebound, 6 assists and 3 steals on 61.5 % shooting
After defeating the Charlotte Hornets in a close game at home, the Portland Trail Blazers were on a second night of back-to-back games and were up against the Sacramento Kings on the road.
Damian Lillard exploded for 50 points in just 29 minutes of action. This was his first 50-point game of the season and he was flawless on the night. In the first quarter, with 8:15 remaining, he shot a deep three-pointer in the face of the defender to give the Blazers, a two-point lead.
Later in the first quarter, he came off a screen to hit yet another three to extend the Blazers' lead to four points. Lillard made a lot of tough contested shots and went 16-for-26 from the field, with a field-goal percentage of 61.5.
He was also efficient from the three-point line and went 8-for-13. Lillard was aggressive and drew a lot of fouls. He went perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line and torched the Sacramento Kings.