Lillard played 40 minutes in the game while shooting 19 for 33 including 7 of 16 from the three-point line. Add on a perfect 15 for 15 from the free throw line and you have yourself both a career high and franchise record setting night. Total points... 60.
Lillard's previous career high was 59 points vs. Utah on April 8th, 2017. That 59 was also a franchise high.
The final three points of Lillard's record setting night came on a meaningless buzzer three pointer deep from the left hash mark.
The Trail Blazers have not won a game at home yet this season.
Social media reacted to Lillard's epic game, despite the loss:
Dame now owns the top-two scoring performances in Blazers history
— Joe Simons (@joesimonssays) November 9, 2019
Gotta take a deep breath and remember we're only 10 games into the season #ripcity
— David Mair (@DaveyDave_M) November 9, 2019
Lillard emptied the full clip tonight. He needs help or it's going to be a very long season. #RipCity
— ARW. (@adamrweinert) November 9, 2019
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A record night for Damian Lillard ends with a loss originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest