Damian Lillard detonated for a career-high 61 points Monday night, leading Portland past the visiting Golden State Warriors in a 129-124 overtime thriller.
Lillard topped his own franchise record by hitting 11 three-pointers.
Dame’s huge night helped the Trail Blazers snap a two-game losing streak.
Per The AP:
“I guess if somebody’s going to beat my record, it’s good to be me,” Lillard said.
The star guard’s previous career high was 60 points earlier this season against Brooklyn, which broke the club record at the time. His 61 points Monday were the most in the NBA this season.
“I’m excited about it, I’m happy about it, but I wish it counted for three wins instead of one,” Lillard said.
Blazers coach Terry Stotts said Lillard carried the team, not only on the court but in huddles, timeouts and at halftime.
“He’s a great player,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said about Lillard. “He’s an All-Star that’s had a million big shots in his career, so none of it was surprising. You just take it for granted with him.”