Damian Lillard matches his career-high with 61 PTS, vaulting the Trail Blazers into the #8 seed out West.
Per ESPN, “Put some respect on my f—ing name,” he said over and over again as teammates and coaches came to congratulate their hero.
Tuesday’s scoring spree was Lillard’s third 60-plus-point game of the season. He joins Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in league history with three or more 60-point games in one season (Chamberlain had 15 in 1961-62 and nine in 1962-63).
“That’s the most important game of our lives,” Lillard told TNT in an on-court interview after the game, looking ahead to Thursday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. “Tonight was great. We said we need one win. We’re going to focus on one game. We got this one done. And that’s the most important one. We got to finish it out right.”