Watch Damian Lillard drop 60, seal Trail Blazers win over Jazz
Only two people have more 60+-point NBA games than Damian Lillard: Kobe Bryant (6) and Wilt Chamberlain (32... that man warped record books).
Lillard joined Michael Jordan and James Harden with four in his career — and he moved into sixth all-time in 50+ point games — by dropping 60 on the Jazz on Wednesday, and he did it on 21-of-29 shooting (72.4%). That includes a couple of free throws to both get to 60 and put the final nail in the coffin.
Lillard’s outing impressed another guy who knows how to put up points, Devin Booker.
Lillard’s insane numbers had Portland leading the entire second half, often by double digits, but the Jazz never went away, but in the end fell 134-124. Lauri Markkanen led seven Jazz players in double figures with 24.
In a West where three games now separate the No. 4 and 13 seeds — the difference between hosting a playoff round or missing the postseason entirely — wins like this matter. And with this Blazers’ roster, it will take more big nights from Lillard to get Portland there.