Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard recently won player of the week averaging 52.7 points, along with 9.3 assists and 7.3 rebounds through three games. Although these stats are unbelievable, he isn’t quite getting the recognition he deserves. Lillard had a career high 61 point outing on the 20th against the Golden State Warriors and didn’t look back from there. The next game he struck again with a 47 point bomb in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks and very recently had a 50 point, 13 assist outing against the Indiana Pacers. This could be the most explosive scoring run the NBA has ever seen and nobody is giving it enough attention.
John Leyba | 2019 | Bleacher Report
Despite the Portland Trail Blazers currently sitting at the 10th seed in the west with a record of 20-27, Damian Lillard has been nothing but spectacular.
Coming off a western conference finals appearance, only adding talent to the roster the Blazers looked to be a competing team in the competitive west, however they’ve been everything but that. Last season the Blazers finished the regular season as the third seed with a record of 53-29. They entered the post-season as an underdog against the Oklahoma City Thunder, where only 5 games into the series Lillard upset the Thunder with a devastating buzzer beater to move the Blazers to the second round. The second round would include a matchup against the Denver Nuggets which looked to be their biggest test in the playoffs up to then, however Damian Lillard and backcourt partner CJ McCollum pulled off the ultimate upset with a huge game 7 win over Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets. Lillard and the Blazers would later be upset by a devastating 4-0 sweep from the Golden State Warriors knocking them out of the playoffs.
Noah Graham | 2018 | NBC Sports
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The Blazers have done a full 180 and don’t look a thing like they did last season despite only gaining roster strength. Although the Blazers have looked rather disappointing to say the least, Damian Lillard looks like the best point guard in the league right now. This season Damian Lillard is averaging some outstanding numbers of 28.8 points, 7.7 assists along with 4.2 rebounds. Lillard has looked amazing all season but his recent scoring breakout is really what has some people talking. Lillard has scored 158 points over the course of his last three games and looks as if he cannot be guarded.
Lillard started off this historic run with a 61 point career high outing against the Golden State Warriors. Lillard shot a total 17-37 from the field as well as 11-20 from three, to help the Blazers get a huge overtime win. The outrageous numbers wouldn’t stop here as he would go on to score a whopping 47 points against the Dallas Mavericks shooting 16-28 from the field and 8-15 from behind the arch in a devastating loss. Lillard’s most recent scoring performance came on Sunday after the tragic passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Although this tragic news came out prior to the game, Lillard played his heart out with 50 points to go along with a 139-129 win over the Indiana Pacers.