Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard: Explodes for 49 points Sunday
Lillard dropped a season-high 49 points (14-21 FG, 9-12 3Pt, 12-12 FT) to go along with five assists, one rebound and one block across 36 minutes during Sunday's 115-104 victory over the Heat.
Lillard has been on fire since the All-Star break, averaging 29.8 points and 5.6 assists per game while knocking down 47.8 percent of his looks from the field and 40.0 percent of his attempts from deep, and Sunday's masterful performance was the cherry on top. He destroyed his previous season high of five threes made in a game by unleashing a barrage of 12 long balls, driving nine of them home. Even when the Heat sent him to the line, Lillard made them pay by staying cool and knocking down all 12 of his attempts from the charity stripe. The 6-3, 26-year-old point guard continues to demonstrate why he's the leader of the Trail Blazers, and one of the best scoring guards in the NBA.