NBA Basketball News: Another brilliant performance was shown by Damian Lillard. As a result, the player who played in the point guard position led the Portland Trail Blazers to beat the Dallas Mavericks with a fierce score of 134-131 in the NBA continued.
In this match, Lillard went on a rampage by scoring 61 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Practically, Illard became the first Blazers player in history to score at least 50 points in two consecutive games. In the previous game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Lillard had 51 points.
The 61-point mark also equaled Lillard’s record-high points in a single game throughout his career. Interestingly, this is the third time this season that Lillard has touched the 60-point mark. This made him the first player since Wilt Chamberlain (1963) to score at least three times 60 points in one season.
This victory brought the Blazers up to eighth in the Western Conference standings. The Blazers overtook the Memphis Grizzlies who had to drop one place. If the Blazers can win in their last game the day after tomorrow, local time, against the Brooklyn Nets, then the Blazers are certain to be the one team that will play the game of deciding to qualify for the playoffs against the ranked ninth team.
Apart from Lillard, Carmelo Anthony also performed well in this game with 26 points and 8 rebounds. Zach Collins added 11 points and 8 rebounds while Gary Trent Jr. those who start the game from the bench also have 11 points.
From the Mavericks camp, Kristaps Porzingis was the most fertile with 36 points and 6 rebounds. Luka Doncic followed with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. 24 points